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The Richmond Palladium, Snuday, November 4, 1906.
Page Three. y -; warn Captain Careless Gennett. The locale of '"Captain Caleless," B. C. Whitney's new rom comic opera, by N. Baker and C.ljftm Craw ford, in which John E. K to. haw is Etarring under the direction" ? Mr. "Whitney, affords of unusual nci ex ceptional opportunities for te text elaborate scenic effects, beautiful an1 picturesque costuming, and anv at all familiar with the Whitney comic opH era productions in the past, wi'l read ily understand these opportaitie:y have not been overlooked. I The locale of the first act is Gibral tar, the neutral ground between SpvUa and the British possessions; possifcTy there is no more beautiful or pictur esque place in the world situated on the banks of the blue Mediterranean with the historic rock of Gibraltar for a background. The scene represents the harbor, the exterior of the Grand Hotel and the Spanish fortifications. Among the other crafts is Captain Careless' yacht, the Wild Duck. It is sunrise and the light effects iof he coming day are extremely beautiful ai dawn gradually disap pears. The second act represents the court yard of an old Spanish castle of Moor ish and Arabesque design. It is one of the most massive and colossal of scenery ever constructed, having prac tical porticoes and verandas, on which several people are grouped in artistic poses and pictures. TJie fjastle is used as a rendezvous by Captain Care less and the bandellero, who are en gaged in educating American heiress es and holding them for ransom. Three sixty-foot baggage cars are required for the transportation of the 'Captain Carless" scenery, which is one of, if not the heaviest, scenic pro duction ever carried on tour with any kind of a theatrical attraction either musical or dramatic. John K. Hen shaw, supported by the original com pany of eight people, will appear in "Captain Careless" for the only time In this city at the Gennett Theatre next Saturday night. 1 Vaudeville The Phillips- This week will be one of much Interest at the New Phillips as Man ager Murray has arranged not only to give his patrons a week of vaude ville that will be highly pleasing but In addition he will present a burlesque company on Thursday evening and Tuesday evening, following the reg ular presentation of vaudeville, by the payment of ten cents additional, those who care to stay and see the motion pictures depicting ten rounds of Kew York for some little time. of the Nelson-Gans fight will be priv- .Gertrude Zimmer who plays' Mazie ileged to do so. These pictures, it is : Bon Bon, was prima donna of "The understood, were taken on the scene j Prince of Pilsen" when this piece of the fight and are genuine and not scored its sensational hit in New imaginary creations. Election returns' York three or four years ago; Nellie will also be received on Tuesday even- J Lynch, who enacts the role of Mar Ing. It should be understood that thofgery Daw, was featured in the West additional ten cents has nothing to do i with "The Tenderfoot;". Homer Lind 1 A TNw ' ' "-, -SSs) rjf . ' "-',iy. . t&te- :.f:.. -try ?J - 7 ' j " : :A 2f 'v f . ', x' - , 1 ' ,' , -7 J ' - '.,.,. . , v I z : : 5d that have been wasted from her, and the guilty punished. There is said to be a happy blending of pathos and wit in "A Jolly American Tramp.,' The cast contains the names of such well and favorably known players as Jack Allen who plays "Happy Jack," the tramp; Grace Euler, the dainty little soubrette; Juliette Newell, the well known comic opera prima donna, late of the Castle Square company; Lillie S. White, a clever character Irishwoman, and in fact every part is in the hands of a competent artist, and the play is said to be one of the most successful comedy melodramas on the road this season. It will be the offer ing at the Gennett next Wednesday. Matinee and night. Alice Yorke In Capt. Careless at the Gennett and night. next Wednesday, matinee with the admission to the vaudeville, as'the admission to "that will be as usual and the payment" of the extra ten cents will be required only from those who see fit to stay for the extra performance. i There is no doubd but lhat this wetk's offerings in vaudeville will be found the very best. In full the pro gram is as follows Overature Miss Ruby Cohei. DOROTHY COTTEW Singing lng and Dancing Soubrette. SHORT and SHORTY Musical Comedians. EDMONDS and HALY Singing an5 Talking Comedians. ILLUSTRATED SONGS Miss Ru by Cohen. "The Robin's Sweet Song Reminds Me of You." "Won't You Be My Girlie?" CREC the Sensational European Novelty. The formation of Woman Out of Wood. Plaster and Cloth. THE PH I LOSCOPE "A Strange Engagement Bouquet." "Lone Highwayman." Gingerbread Mar. Gennett Although the management of "The Gingerbread Man." a farcial musical fairyesque. which will be seen at the Gennett on next Monday night does not advertise an "All-Star" cast, it might do so with far more reason than many of the managers who lure the public to shop worn melodrama with this fetching phrase. Certainly, it is apparent from a cas ual glance at the personnel of "The Gingerbread Man's" cast that it .is the best collection of singers and, exhibited his splendidly trained bari tone voice to excellent advantage with Savage's English Opera Company; Ross Snow, who was featured as the Fairy Queen in the well remembered production of "Jack and the Bean Stalk;" Gus Weinburg, who starred in "The Burgomaster" and "The Stocks." and Eddie Redway who was featured in "Smiling Island." In addition to the above the princi pals of "The Gingerbread Man" in clude Brooks Howe, Mae Phelps, W. H. Mack, Will Donnelly and H. L. Zeda. , Rip Van Winkle Gennett. When long runs of plays are under discussion, "Rip Van Winkle," must e accorded the palm for both the number of performances given and the term of years it has been presented. Joseph Jefferson, father of the pres ent senior Jefferson, Thomas, has ap peared in it almost continuously for over forty years. He played it before Dion Boucicault gave it its present excellent shape in 1S63, and ever since then it popularity is due entirely to the ex quisite art, delicate feeling and irres istabls humor with which the Jeffer sons have delineated the jovial old vagabond here. There is heart in ev ery line the artist speaks, and there is tenderness and love and all the sweetest and gentlest qualities of hu manity in the delightful old toper's make-up. It is . a characterization such as no other actor can give ex cept Mr. Jefferson, for he pours his own heart and soul and all the genial attractions of his own nature into the part and so mixes and moulds them with , his glorious gilding .art that the result calls for all the admir ation and effection which an audience is capable of giving. It Is a marvel lious resurrection from Washington Irving's pages of the hero of the vil lage of Falling Water, v h masterpiece of histrionism as splendid and perfect in its way as the best that Valasquez or Van D3'ke has put on canvas. It is as popular with the public today as it j was four decades ago and those thea-: tregoers count themselves lucky who are able to renew their acquaintance i with the, attraction of the Gennett next Tuesday night. Ezra Kendall Gennett. Ezra Kendall, in "Swell Elegant Jones" a comedy of rural construc tion, with local atmosphere, will be the, attraction at the Gennett on next Friday, Nov. 9th for matinee and night The scenes are laid in Martinsville, situated about SO miles southwest of Indianapolis, and any one who has ever been to that delightful resort, will recognize some of the characters that have been put into the comedy. Aunt Clarinda Tiney, for instance; you couldn't go to Martinsville with out meeting her; she is the life" of the village and in every place and every whereT Miss Mai Wells, who imper sonates Aunt Tiney, spent some days studying this quaint personage, and theatregoers will hardly believe that it is orlv crcature of Aunt Tiney and not th original. Mr. Ken do I i is peisauuiiy acquainted with Aunt Clarinda, has invited her to see "Swell Elegant Jones" and incidental ly see herself as others see her. "Swell Elegant Jones" is a million aire. He is called "Swell Elegant" for the lavish manner in which he puts his money into circulation. Through forged letters hehas become estrang ed from his wife; a former sweetheart of hers, aided by a woman detective, proceeds to mix matters up. Jones loses his fortune, his wife procures a separation, and the affairs of Andrew Wilson seems to wax favorably, while those of Jones go the other way. Jones is forewarded of all this trouble by Aunt Clarinda Tiney, but not hav ing any faith in clairvoyancy, he does not heed the warning until it is too late. In the end, however, Jones se cures the hip hold and his little son is the means of bringing about a re- three scenes, all laid in the artesian city. Burlesque at the Phillips. The big Metropolitian success, the High Flyer Burlesque Company, New York's greatest show, will be at the New Phillips next Wednesday night. This show consists of the prettiest, shapeliest and cleverest girls New York could produce. The wardrobe is the finest Manager Koster could procure on his Paris trip this sum mer, and as for comedians, they need no introduction as "the company is headed by the always remembered Milton,. Schuster, the little Hebrew, and Fred Bard, that clever master of Legmania. The show will consist of an opening skit entitled "Two Old Sports,". followed by six European and American vaudeville acts including Schuster and Bard, Burkhard and Ber ry. The Redding Sisters, Mile. De Ar co, and Delvore and Oneida. The en tertainment will close with that suc cessful burlesque entitled "Fun the Subway," and grand up-to-date songs and music. TO NAME THEATRE AFTER THE GREAT ACTOR IRVING Publishers' Press! London, Nov. 2. It is probable that Sir Henry Irving will receive in London the kind of monument which he would most have appreciated. A new thentre is to be erected at the corner of Wardour street and Shaftes bury avenue, and it is probable that it will receive the name of the Irving Theatre. It is rather singular that in London so few theatres are associat ed in name with great dramatists and actors. There, is only one Shakes peare theatre and it is in the su burbs, and Wyndhams theatre is al most the. only one named . after a great living actor. One of rne splendid result of yhi sical beautifying is it's tendency to create an ambition to be beafetiful' in every way. When a woman gets,, a good start' by taking HoRkrter's Rocky Mountain Tea she ijittl right. Tea or Tablets, 35 cent & Co. . A kliDDV yffu Pancakes. Luken lit. Mrs. Austin's breakfast. Ready in a "American Tramp" Gennett In "A Jolly American Tramp," E. E. Kidder, the well known playwright who wrote '1A Poor Relation" and "Peaceful Valley" for Sol Smith Rus- has been the most popular sell, solves the problem that has vex- the jAmerican or British stage. There j is nothing even in the classic Shak?s- th8 drunken vagabond of the Cats kills. In tragedy, genteel comedy, farce burlesque or comic opera , there has been no production that eveij could hold a candle to the wonderful record which "Rip Van Winkle" has enjoyed. And more remarkable still, it is positive that the play will en-d"t-o forty years longer, in Thomas musical comedians that has como ont Jefferson's conception. Its . perennial and most liberal patronised play on j ed the rural communities for years. Kidder, attempts to show that with kindness and just apprecla-1 pearian realms that has appealed so : tion of man, even if in rags, and the,1 steadily and so strongly to the thea-1 consequent respecting of his rights, ; tregoing public as has this story of j will impel even the most confirmed "hobo" to think he is on earth for a purpose. In this play the husband in suring the life of his wife, then stupi fying her with drugs, hiding her in an attic of a deserted and supposed to be haunted house, substituting an other body for hers and collecting the insurance thereon. Through the me dium of an ordinary tramp the wrong wife is liberated and restored to rights Ijlll jj I I jlil ill i 3Bt - - --- a. m mm Ezra Kendall In "Swell Elegant Jones" at the Gennett next Friday night. conciliations fortune returns, and the audience depart wishing all . million aires were dear, old, lowing Tom Jones. This is the heaviest production Mr. Kendall has ever carried and theatre goers will be sure to recognize the A - i r; ark Jt- mft. l - 1 ' v " ... , .-. . . . . . .- x T-m v-' :V A ; - . . "." i ... . J::- : . - -.-. 'f-" " : : - . : , ONE OF THE BIGGEST "CAPT CARELESS" COMING Manager McKee, One of the Best Known Personages in the Theatri cal World Here Yesterday to Ar range for Date at Gennett. GENNETT THEATRE... : IRA SWISHER, Lssand Manager. CHT, NOV. 5 MONDAY tp Edward A Bi Braden Presants Z THE GINGER -BREAD MAN : The sarfie Big and Elfliant Cast and Company, including Eddie Redway, Ross Snow, Gus Weinburg, Homer Lind, Nellie Lynch, Al- myra Forrest, Mae Phelps, Gertrude Zimmer and a Chorus of Sixty. Prices: $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c, 25c Seats ready Friday morning, Nov. 2d, at the Westcott Pharmacy. The New Phillips Vaudeville Theatre O. G. MURRAY, LESSEE AND MANAGER. WEEK OF NOV. 5th; 3 andB:15 pm. Saturdays 3, 7:45 and Jrfl5 p. m. "Se Robin's Sweet Sonq Remindi of You." Won't You be My Girlie." F. CREO, The Sensational European Novelty The Formation of woman out oi Wood, Plaster and Cloth. G. THE PHILOSCOPE r "A Strange Engagement Boquet. "A Lone Highwayman." , A OVERTURE, Miss Ruby Cohen. B. DOROTHY COTTEW, I . Singing and Dancing Sottbrett C. SHORT AND SHORTY. ' Musical Comedians. D. EDMONDS AND HALY, Singing and Talking Comedians, E. ILLUSTRATED SONGS. Miss Ruby Cohen. Mj s . jr Special matinee each Saturday; children 5 cents. All other matincci 10c, except to children under 5 years. Souvenirs Wednesday matlnoe. : BENNETT THEATI IRA SWISHER, Managar. TUESDAY NIGHT, Direct from an enormous hit fin. the lead t RE... NOV. 6 iK6 . LoujaT Ch C JTJFFERSON theatres of Boston, New icago and the principal York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, St Cities. f THOMA in his well known imperson -...RIP VABJ WINKLE... Stupendous scenic and electrical production. e Prices: $1.00, 75c, 50c, 25c. Seats on sale at the Westcott Pharmacy J t I : (A SWISHCR. Fssec and Manager GENNETT THEATRE - - Matinee and Night, Wednesday, Nov. 7 44 A Jolly American Tramp 99 : By the Author, "A Poor Relation," The Greatest Comedy Mebdranw raceful Valley," Etc. the Age. J Nothing like what has corfte bofc-re, Novel Redolent of Life, Unique Powerful Fascinating aVd&. Real Challenge Production. ' Great Company and Handsome Scenery. An Incomparable Perform an ce and. the Acme of Completenss. Prices: Matinee, Adults 25, Children 10. Night, 10, 20, 30, 50c. - Seats on Sale a the Westcott Pharmacy. X t X 4 I NEW PHILLIPS Tl O. G. MURRAY, Lassee arte ATRE? ONE NIGHT ONLY, THURSDAY, NOV. 8th. iganzzt Co. if w MORE NOVELTIESMORE SURPRISES, MORE COMEDIANS MORE PRETTY GIRLS than all other shows combined. 50c, 75c. Seats at the Alford Drug Store, Ninth and Main. 4 Prices, 25c, Thomas A. McKee, one of the best irrianagers in the theatrical world, -was in Richmond yesterday making sir- j mngements for the appearance of "Captain Careless,"' at the Gennett theatre next Saturday night. The show is a romantic comic opera and will be one of the leading attractions in Richmond this season. Notwith standing that it conies at the end of it wmIc tiilfri ivitti etci(l snows it will .i v. . . i. i ji i I ta j deserves. Manager Swisher was par- f ; ticularly fortunate 5n securing the; play. It is a tremendous production made up with the intention of play ,ing in large cities and for long runs. Bookings for it are now being mada "only a"" few days ahead, of time for it is the intention to take the piece eith er to New York or Chicago for the re- ! mainder of the season. f ! Manager McKee is an "old timer", j h.ing been an actor for fourteen i years and a manager much longer. ! As he puts it, it ook him fourteen ' years to find out that he could iJbt j ' act. l r i iiiws Mm . j f iiio .iMng' "J Sold on M Easy Payments ! - The Starr Piano Co. I 931-935 Main Ctrcct. 1 . s -- r. m M3i t ' m m JT We especially recommend our Genuine Raymond City Coal. While It costs more than other WVa. splints, we sell it at the same price. Also handle WinifrjWe, Anthracite, Jackson, Coke, etc. I , . RnCElSiDID) COAL Co. OfRcaand Yard West Third and Cheatnu St. PHOKZS: Horn 941; Ball 10 R. " Eddie Redway and the Chocolate Girls in "The Gingerbread Man" at the Gennett tomorrow night. 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