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The Daily Missoulian. [volume] (Missoula, Mont.) 1904-1961, June 16, 1912, Morning, Image 14

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Jane 17-'"t'he Man Prom Home."
jtae 1--Maude Adams.
July 1--M-argaret Illington.
Jul .'-Helen Ware.
"The Man Prom Home," the Booth
Taltirton-Harry Leon Wilson com
e., with ive seasons of tremendous
auccess behind It, comes to the Har
neS Monday, June 17, with the droll
illiam Hodge la the role of the In
da wyer, Daniel Voorhees Pike.
The plece is a comedy, but beneath the
humor of Its scenes and situations
there is a current of satire which
bears a gentle rehbuke for those rich
Americans who over-value a title and
often under-value real worth In char.
The character assumed by Hodge
is that of s shrewd Indlanan possessed
ate : ,-'ýýº' ýU
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of native wit, an astute mind and a
strong will. He Journeys to Sorrento,
Italy, to see his ward. the daughter of
a man who, though much older than
Pike, was Pike's friend. His arrival
is not expected, but, because it is
timely. is not regretted. Not regretted.
at least, until his young ward has en
gaged herself to the son of the Earl of
Hawcaatle, the Hon. Almeric St. Au
byn, who fancies that Daniel Voorhees
Pike is hardly a credit to her and her
Pike endures patiently the Insults
heaped upon him by Ethel and her ti
tled friends, but ihe quickly discovers
the character of the latter and deter
mines that the girl has fallen into the
hands of a band of unscrupulous ad
venturers. As her guardian, he can
prevent any settlement on the earl's
family, but Pike, who cherishes a fond
memory of the girl as she was in the
days before her father made his for
tune in Kokomo, prefers that she
abandon the match of her own voll
tion His strong sense of duty, as well
as her attitude toward him, prevents
his declaring his love.
He arrives in Sorrento with a Rus
elan grand duke, who is traveling in
cognito. The two are no sooner lodged
at the Hotel Regina Margherlta than
word is brought that a Russian con
vict has escaped and is being sought
by the Italian carabinlerl. Pike en
counters the fugitive and hides him.
He is observed, however, by the siaster
of the Earl of Hawcastle, and as the
latte is aware that the Italian law
makes this a grave offense, plunishable
by imprisonment, "The Man From
Home" is threatened with exposure it
he does not consent to the marriage
and a settlement of $750,000. Pike
appreciates the situation, but still re
fuses. Eventually he learns that the
prisoner he befriended is the husband
of the Comtesse de Champigny, the
earl's fellow conspirator, and that the
earl himself is guilty of the theft for
which the Russian fugitive was sen
tenced to exile in tiberla.
This discovery oiwt lis tIhe young wom
an's eyes. 'i(." lieu s,,ine quixotic idea,
however, of carrying out her contract
With St. Aubyn, despite the revelation
and consequent overtoppling of her
Ideal, but when she finds the young
Englishman wants her money and not
herself, she frees herself from the en
gagement and begins to see the real
worth of character in UDniel Voorhees
Pike. The grand duke, dropping his
incognito, discloses his identity, and
procuring a pardon for the fugitive,
relieves Pike from any legal responsl
bility for aiding in the prisoner's es
When at least Ethel realizes how he
has effaced self in his devotion to her,
has spared her pain and humilliatibn,
and has loved her faithfully, her heart
goeo put to him, and in the end, when
ha gly lets I'er know that he has
r the memory of her because
he leU S b', she enters the hotel and
sMa tO bimn his old favorite song of
wu.o fQe evieve."
Wmtam Hodge in the title role, gives
one of the4 rally notable oharoaterisa
tions gelt on the American' stage In
the past decade. Others In the cast
are Helen Harvest, Leonora von Ot
tinger, Ida Vernon, Henry Harmon,
achlln Gayer, Arthur Rell, Herbert
McKenlle, A. Montegriffo and Anthony
Asher. The play is staged in a way
that adds to its charm. The scenes
are all laid In Sorrento, which gives
ample opportunity for picturesque set
Margaret tlllnlton, In the absorbing
and wholly unusual character of Mag
gie Bdhultz in Charles Kenyon's drama,
"Kindling," will be the attraction at
the Harnols theater on July 16, under
the management of Edward J. Bowes.
"Kindling" is a play that requires
exceptional acting for its success. In
this respect the demand has been most
faithfully filled. Not only as regards
Miss Illington, but with each member
of the company supporting her are the
characters beautifully acted.
The story of the play is an Interest
ing one. It has to do with Maggle
Schulte, wife of a stevedore, living in
the tenement district of the lower east
side, New York. As with all women
of healthy mind and body, she longs
for motherhood. In her burns fiercely
the flame of mother love for a child
yet unborn. 1l ,r olserv&tions per
suade her that living in a crowded ten
ement house Is a condition quite un
suited to bring a child into the world.
She becomes obsessed with one Idea
to get as far away from New York and
the menace of her tenement house ex
Istence as possible. So, when temp
tation comes her way, she steals-at
first little trinkets for the baby's lay
ette, then a diamond brooch, which
she pnlF*i*' n,. 'nlch money to take
her and her husband to the west man
buy her peace of mind. At this point
exposure comes and with it many sit.
uations of Intensely absorbing Interest.
"' hateelea," the most talked about
and d'PIoed draqa that has been
gtih to the atag In many ye.rs, will
be presented at the tarnos theater
Wednesday night. Jltte i1. The pres
entation will be made by Charles Proh
man, The principal oile in Rostand's
famous play will be enacted by Maude
Adams. Here, then Is a combination of
the greatest novelty on the stage at
the present time and the young woman
who is acknowledged to be the most
popular actress that the theater in this
country has ever known.
The faeet that Rowtand, the author
of "La Iamaratatne," "Lea Roman
eaques," "Cyrano de Bergerac" and
"L'Algion," had determined to write
another lyrical drama was made known
in 1902. It was more than a year la
ter before an Interested public learned
what the general scope of the play was
to be and what it was to be called. Va
rious thinp interfered with the pro
duction of the pray in France. and it
was not until Pebruary 7, 1910, that it
was made known at the Porte Saint
Martin theater in Parts. More interest
was manifested In the play in Paris
than in any other play in the memory
of man. even before the drama was
produced in Parts. Mr. Prohman was
at work on its production for this
country and after unflagging efforts
of over a year the first American pres
entation of the work by Miss Adams
was given in New Yorkr in January of
last year. The personal hits scored in
the play by Miss Adams, who worked
over all of the preparations for Its
presentation with tireless seal, has been
of proportions, so It is said, to glad
A.n the hert nof her admirers.
The message carried by the play is
a universal, one. It shows the dignity
of work. Chantecler is an idealist.-The
cock feels that it is his vocation to call
the sun to rise each morning. With
the cheerful egoism of youth he be
lieves that it is his call which dispels
the darkness of the night. Chantecler
is symbolical of man, the worker.]
Chased by a hunter the beautiful hen
pheasant, symbolical .of, the modern
woman, domineering and jealous, takes
refuge in the farmyard, and so comes
into his life. The lordly cock has his
enemies, the owls and toads for exam
pie, who hate him because Ihe causes
the light to come and Interfere with
their dark deeds. They plot to get rid
of him. Hired assassins in the game
cocks come to kill him. The meeting
takes place at the guinea hen's recep
tion. The guinea hen represents the
parvenue, the social busybody among
the fowls. Chantecler shows his con
tempt for the gaudy game cock. A
quarrel Is picked, a challenge passed
and in a moment the white pyle with
the razor spurs and Chantecler are at
battle. The fowls, representing the
fickle mob of the world are with the
game cock. It seems as ift Chantecler
must go down to defeat. Of a sudden
a shadow looms over everything. The
fight stops. In dismay the fowls rush
to their natural protector. It is the
dreaded hawk that is overhead. Chan
tecler saves his flock and resuming the
fight with fresh courage, defeats the
game cock. But he has learned a sore
lesson and seen the perfidy of lhls
frlends. So he listens to the hen pheas
ast, who urges him to go out into that
larger world from which she came.
The scene changes to the heart of
the forest. The pheasant dominates
the cock. She allows him but one song
a day. He sees a nightingale shot by
a hunter and another one rise up to
take her place. He begins to doubt his
own omnipotence. The hen pheasant
In consoling takes his head in her wing
and keeps it there. When Chantecler
rrnntlnmoed n Pnnt" Tlhree)
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S" By Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilso
Original Company and Production. The Liebler Co., Managers
Prices: $2, $1.50, $1, 50c -:- Seat Sale Saturday, 10 a. m.
Curtain at Eight-thirty o'Clock
Pride -of Missoula C. A. HARNOIS, Manager Theater Beautiful .
Wednesday, June 19
At 8:00 o'Clock Sharp
In Edmond Rostand's Masterpiece
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