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r s THE WASHnTGTQIT -rni!RAT,n.f SUHPAY. MAT 17. 1914, , Opera,, Stock and Greek Pageant Are . the Features of tW Current" Week, Week's AaisemeiU. CAIENUAE OF THE WEES. 1 Xatloaal -Abora Opera Co. Amphitheater, Slxteeata and V afreets Greek aaseaaz-draauu Columbia "Street Laveader." Poll's "Little Mlaa Browa." B. F. Keith's Hlgh-claa vaudeville. Gayetr Joe Kartl G lager Glrla Co. Cosmos Vaudeville. Casino Vaudeville. National tborn Opera, Company. The coming of the Abom English Grand Opera Company to the NatloassVTheater this week for Its spring engagement Is an event looked forward to by washing- ton music lovers every season. With "II Trovatore" and "Madam But terfly" for the opening week of this sea son this organltatlon promises a series of productions even more complete In every musical and scenic detail than in past years In Wasmngton. "11 Trot atore" will be sung for the first half of the week at the National Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights and Wednesday matinee, while the Puc cini masterpiece will be billed for the re maining three nights and the Saturday matinee. This spring the Aborn company is of fering here a roster of singers of a higher quality than those ever heard be fore In opera at popular prices. Re vivals of the operatic masterpieces have been a feature of the regular theatrical season and the Aborns are offering, at popular prices, these revivals that Tie, in every respect, with those given at regular prices by road companies dur ing the winter. "II Tro atore" is known to every music lover as Verdi's most popular and most tuneful opera, and Its principal roles will be In such capable hands as those cf Phoebe Crosby, Alda Hemml. Louise Haussman. Louise La Baron, and Helen Gaynor. The male contingent Is repre-l sented by such names as Thomas Chal-I mers, wllmot Goodwin, Henry Taylor, and Guiseppe AgostinL Principals will sing on alternate nights onl), so that patrons will hear each role sung by an artist fresh and In good voice The orchestra supplied by the Aborns for every opera will be large enough to bring out the full beauties of the score. New scenic productions are promised, and especially for such operas as "Madam Butterflj," originally staged by David Helasco, win. In etery detail of elaborate settings, be provided to give the at mosphere which the picturesque scenes anord. Greek. Paa-eant-Drama. Washington's Spring Festival, the Greek pageant-drama, "The Fire Re gained." by Sidney M. Hirsch, which opened auspiciously last night at the Amphitheater at Sixteenth and V streets, will be continued every night this week at 8 M o'clock, the great spectacle being given In Its entirety with Its 1.500 par ticipants taking part In the colossal pa geant of ancient Grecian times. A mon ster reproduction of the Parthenon of old Athens has been constructed, and with Its massive Ionic columns for a background, bands of dancers, the many groups of singers, soldiers. Dryads and Bacchantes appears In their beautiful Grecian robes, while In the foreground the principals enact the thrilling dra matic story which tells of the ordeals gone through b one of the famous Vestal Virgins, guardians of the sacred flame, who has been accused of dis loyalty to her trust. The cast of "The j-ire .Regained" Includes nearly all of Washington's best-known amateur play ers, anss neien iivans is the Pallas Athene playing the difficult leading role. Neyle Colquitt Is the Shepperd. and John on Stelnmetx Bryan the Hlorophant. Harold A. Long plajs Hermes, and Mrs. H. C. White The Maxima. Miss Doris Stetens Is the Goddess Hestla. and J. N. Bourne. Frank L. Crllley. and Thomas J. Powell the three Acolytes. Miss May D. Lightfoot and Harry Jackson are the two charioteers who guide the racing horses about the Hippodrome. Miss Effle Baker leads all the dancers and will do solo dancing as will also Miss MIMroA Anderson. Eustace G. Nicholas plays Eros and Soterios Nicholson Is the Fire God's Runner. A group of well-known so ciety gins comprise the Nine Muses, They are the Misses Jeanetta Baker, Lucy R. Russell, Claire Dixon, Genevieve Walsh, Agnes Shakelford. Margarn Gould, Josephine Newell. Eleanor Know land, and Carrie Cllve. The director gen eral of the pageant Is Preston Gibson. Manager Leon Mooser and Stage Director jawin -J.'. Emery are also largely re sponsible for the successful accomplish ments of the great spectacle. "The Fire Regained" will be gien each night this wek at the Sixteenth and V Street Am phitheater. Colnmbla "Sireet Lavender. Arthur Wing Pinero's three-act comedy. Sweet Lavender," will be presented by the Columbia Players this week. When production was gUen the piece In Daniel Frohman at the hands of his .famous New York Liceum Theater stock company, the cast Included Her bert Kelsej. W. J. Lemoyne. Georgia Can an and many other notables In story, theme and plot "Sweet-Lavender" Is entirely dissimilar from Mr. Pinero's more recent contributions to the stage There is nothing suggestive about it. The humor Is pure and wholesomn. anA though essentially a comedy It tells a dramatic story which maintains the in terest from the beginning to the final curtain. Mr. Frohman contemplates an earty revival of the piece In New York. ana it was only through the personal friendship which has existed between tho men for years that Manager Fred G. Berger ws able to secure the play for Washington at this time. George W. Barbier will come In for the best role in which he has been seen In this city that of Dick Phenyl. Earl Brown will be the Clement Hale, and In Georgia Cay van's old role of Lavender, Violet Hemlng will have one of the best ingenue parts ever written. Then there wll be Carrie Thatcher as Ruth Holt. Jessie Glendlnnlng as Minnie, Julia Blanc as Mrs. Gllfilllan. John M. Kline as Geof frey Wedderburn. Everett Butterneld as Horace Bream, WUlard Robertson as Dr. Delaney. David Chase as Mr. Maw, and George Darrell as Mr. Bulger. The scenes are laid In London and Scenic Artist Charles Squires Is turning out sets that will be a beautiful output. . ... 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"ti U reat """t" w ita- Th Cosmos biU thi h5 rlL0?- ei"Hnc dramatic head" Un la Ear Kendall's nowd UttJe rural "J.'' Ung role The pUy. iSL" bSenJano t th. big feature. o bother priced vaudeville. ThT O-Neffl SlsUr, js bUled for an oerTg f ,eS n"t.e!!lh?5e turelandVtw' ;"-,-" ais tor an exhibition ol aerial acrobatics- Oth... ...ZTtT.-J"1 be noted on the nro -""" TH feature. wlU be whai T LTaaU I to be S3 most laughable film production to J UUnce, "Ooodnes Gracious or Movfca mm They Shouldn't Be." with allS SS, """f"" w. Clarf Knl Glrardot, IfWSS. -a2'!?-u Bendlx-. Idyll "SmUe, Caresse-' ,en?'1n "Hujr BlM'' overturerv, Eton'. "Wlsperimr Finw. V.r'JlSS "Serenado" will be fM.u -.7" UJ S .rt.rf,.?f? f tte clasj z -- " -nioa concerts todav! from S to 10 JO p. ,.. whereIso a3 the attractions of last w..v .mTT.. . with added ipedaltles. -. Glen Echo Park. Next Saturday marks th. . J s-r-fs., for the -u a All of the old attraction. h.. v . remodeled and In some instances r3 built, and patrons of the carrousel roller coaster, with Its ride sm !S tree tops; Ferris wheel, gyroplane and! other fun-giving devices win nni them in the same old places. In addl-l tion the management has arranged for many new attractions. many 0j them to be Included in the fra .-J mission. A. the real bis featnre fnr tv ..J week of the season the services oft Howard Leslie Holt and Lillian TayJ ler, two of the best known exhibition! dancers of the country, have been se-i i-urcu. rrcsn iram .ueir triumphs on, the Keith circuit this clever nalr of dancers will be seen twice dally in the? dancing- pavilion In their exhibition of? the tango, hesitation, maxlxe. one step and all of the modern dances. Their engagement starts on Mondav. May 15. Graduates of Castle House, j and recommended highly by the Ver- j non Castles they will make their first' appearance in wasmngton at Glen Echo. Mr. Holt will also be the directnr In the bis; dance pavilion which has been greatly enlarged and Improved and which promises to be the most popular place In the park. "vVretlla; Match at Gayrty. Joe Turner will meet Gene Wester. gard, the Danish champion. In a finish bout at the Gavetr on the nl-ht nf Wednesday. May 20. This will be the first wrestling match of the season. On Monday night. May 15. a wrestling carnival benefit performance will ho given for Mr. Peck, manager of the uayeiy J neater. CONDUCTOR OF ABORN ENGLISH OPERA CO. brothers. Rich and Garvin, and the Hearst-Sellg motion picture weekly re view. Today concerts will be given at the B. F. Keith Theater and the attractions will Include B A. Rolfe's "The Bride Shop." Nellie V. Nichols, Erwin and Jane Connelly, Walter S. Dickinson, Lane and O'DonneU, Monty and "Dott." Ernie and Ernie, and other special and added features. that hotel has been engaged by a man and his wife who will arrive the next day. Acting on the hotel central's sug gestion, the helpless )oung woman man ages to pass herself off as the wife of the man who has engaged the apartment, declaring that, by mistake, she has ar rived a day In advance of her husband. The ruse succeeds, but has disastrous results: A charming romance is woven into the humorous episodes of the play. The action of. the comedy Is laid In the lobby of the "Hotel Wendel," and In-an apartment on the fifth floor. Miss Jewel will be seen In the title role, and Mr. Buhler will have the opposite role of Richard Dennlson. William D. Corbett will be seen as the day clerk who Is also the house detective, and -Miss Kent will have the part of Mrs. Richard Dennlson. Other Important roles will be played by Frank Shannon, Russell Fllmore, Cecil Bowser. Stanley James, C W. Vance. C W. Gllman, John Ellis. Gertrude Bond- hill, Ollle Cooper, May WUkes, and Helen Tracy. woman to the fact that an apartment In teurs Friday, all for the last time this season. Special film features will be shown at each performance. Today from 3 to 10.30 p m. the special concerts will feature all last week', at tractions and an elaborate musical pro gram of high grade selections by the orchestra. Poll's "Little Miss Brown." Philip H. Bartholomae's comedy, "Little Miss Brown," will b offered for the first time at popular prices tomorrow after noon by the Poll Players. The comedy had a seven-months' run two years ago at the Forty-eighth Street Theater In New York, and rank, as the most suc cessful work from the pen of the man who wrote "Over Night" and "When Dreams 'Come True." The story of the play tells the adventures of a demure joung miss who arrives in a strange town, by mistake, exactly twenty-four nours sooner man sne was expected. It Is night, her Jliandbagl. stolen at the railway station, and no hotel In the city will accept her as a guest. In this emergency, a1- slangy younr telephone operator In one of the hostelries to which Little Miss Brown applies for accommo dations, "JJpi" the frightened jrouuk Casta -VaadeTllIr. Crandatl's Fratare Films, The management of Crandair. Theater announces as the feature for today "Life. Bitter Dregs," a picture drama of re fined sensational. The main attraction ior tomorrow ana Tuesday will be a Sellg production in four parts "Her Lady- snip," written By the late Charles Cogh Ian, which he presented to his daughter. and which is now offered for the first time In plctoral form with Gertrude Cogh- lan in the title role. For Wednesday and Thursday the principal feature will be umcer Jim," a LuMn Dhotodrama bv .Lawrence AicuosKey. .Friday and Satur day, a Western Indian drama. "Tho Death Sign at High Noon," a Kalem pro duction In four parts, la announced. As This will be closing week at the Casino l0:0 - -....., ..u, WHI llt.UJUT. HI scheduled. Prof. Green's orchestra will accompany all pictures with appropriate music so far a. vaudeville attractions are con cerned, and the event is to be celebrated with exceptional feature, and' some sur prises. The famous Four Aders will be seen In their feats of Juggling with a comedy Interpolation, finishing with a burlesque on "Bush League Pitchers." "The human kangaroo," as Macaleavy, the long distance Jumper is termed, wlU present a novel specialty. Clara, Bain bridge and company will present for the first time on any stage a comedy with many laughable incidents entitled '"The Mayor. Husband," by E. G. Whltelaw. It was staged by Albert Perry, and is said to present some new phases of the suffragist question. The" Three Trouba dours will give a program of harmony singing, and other attractions win be noted in the program. Added attractions i usui win iuuuub iu lutvnw party vivian -.Kuanmore has been engaaed tomorrow, the country .tore Tuesday and by Selwyn "and Company for anim Wednesday, the prhte dancing contest, portant part In Charles Klein, nam- b1v Thursday, and the carnival of the ama. "The Mosey Makers." - Two favorite operas of widely contrasting- types, "Carmen" and "The Tales of Hoffmann" will be the offer ings for the second week of the Aborn company's engagement at the Na tional Theater. Vocalists of such wide reputation as Jayne Herbert, Leonid Samoloff. Birtha Shalek and Louis d'Angelo will be heard In these productions. "Carmen" will be presented for the first half of the week. Including Wednesday matinee and night, and for the rest of the week. Including the Saturday matinee the Offenbach work will be given. These two operas will be sung by artist, of high caliber and established reputation and they will be given with orchestras capable of bringing- oat the full beanties of their .cores, and the scenic settings -will be fresh and elaborate. their married life, and ends In a cheap New York restaurant. This final scene Is regarded as one of the best examples of Belasco's remarkable skill as a stage director. Keith's If iKh-rlnss Vandeilllr. Frank Keenan. famous for his splendid roles in "The Girl of the Golden West" and "The Christian." will be presented for the first time here in "Vindication." a Southern comedy romance. Garry McGarry and Mac M. Barnes are Mr. Keenan's leading support. Another at traction will be the latest simian star. Prince Floro. a chlmpansee. The great Asaht troupe of Japanese magicians will be seen for the first time In their series of spectacular feats. Conspicuous will be Cleo Gascolgne. the little prima don na, formerly with the Metropolitan Opera Company. May Tully, the comedienne, remembered for her baseball farces, and also "Stop, Look, and Listen," will be seen with her own company In "The Mona Lisa." Other attractions will be Borland and Holtx, Vandlnoff and Louise, Mullen and coogan. and the Hearst' Sellg motion picture review of current events. Oolambla, Yontaht-Godoy Lecture. The most authoritative Illustrated lec ture upon Mexico that has been deliv ered In this city since the beginning of disturbances in the sister republic to the south Is scheduled for tonight at the Columbia Theater, where Alberto L. Godoy, the Mexican consul in this city, will tell about the strained relations be tween Mexico and the United States and draw his own conclusions as to the in evitable outcome of the present Internal strife. Mr. Godoy will show that not one-tenth of foreign property has been destroyed in Mexico as compared with that destroyed during the American chll war; not one-hundredth of the number of people have been killed as compared to the same, and not one-fiftieth of the atrocities committed In France during the reign of terror upon the overthrow of the French empire have ben eom mlted in Mexico during the three years of civil war. He will reveal a beautiful Mexico, a land of prodigious wealth and unlimited opportunities, and a country where all differences will be adjusted If the people are left to themselves. Plied their art i of the world ' roll's, Tonlcht Miss Mathevr. Kathle D. F. Kelth'i Vlrriala Feature- Films. "Teas of the Storm Country." at the Virginia Theater today, with Mary Pick ford In the title role. -la said Ink.. dramatic triumph, Teas Is an elementalj w v .wuuuiiiwu, jjnmiuve nsart siruKguna- wiw modern conditions and the delicate tortures of clrilixatimv Monday "Zlngo. Adventure. In Africa" represent the latest of the exploUs of !zr ' iuesnayana weanesaay John Barrymore. In "An American CItlaen," a bully comedy, and .Friday and Saturday "Kathlyn," part-eleven, make a v more than usual merit, Mrs. Temple's Telegram." Those who are fond of good, whole some fun wfll find it at the Columbia Theater next week, where the Colum bia Players will be seen In a revival of "Mrs. Temple's Telegram," one of the funniest farces that ever came out of New York, It's a funny telegram, en tirely out of the ordinary, and contains a message of good cheer for everyone who wlU acquaint himself with its con tents. "Mrs. Temple. Telegram" wa. originally produced under a different name by an unassuming stock company, where it wa. seen by Walter Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence saw Its possibilities, se cured the rights to It, and gave It a blr production at the Madison Square Theater. New York, with a metropolitan cast headed by William Morris. The play remained at the theater all that season, playing to Immense business way Into the hot weather. "The Governor's Lady." "The Governor. Lady," the play that rank, as David Belasco's most successful production last season.-will be presented for the first time In stock next week by the Poll Players. The story concern, a happily married couple who drift apart as a result of the husband's rapid rise in the world. Neither man nor wife possesses any considerable degree of edu cation or culture, but 'the rough edge, are worn oft the man by his dally contact with men of affairs In the world outside his home. The action of the,, play begin. In the Executive Mansion, and continue. In a llttlo farmhouse, where the. man and woman had lived in the nappy, day. of dashing dancing girl. Vawde- -Hla-h-claaa xllle. Mr. and Mrs. Carter De Haven wfll be seen for the first time in vaudeville here at the B. F. Keith Theater this week. In their fantasy, "The King and Queen of Youth," they Introduce themselves In an alternation of songs, stories, and dances, enhanced by the prettiest cos tume changes the milliner's art can pro vide. Especially popular are their com positions, "The Lyre Bird and the "Jay," "Everything's Different Nowadays." and "The Garden of Eden." Another offering for the first time seen here, will be th American operatic star, Marie Shaw, who will give a repertoire composed mostly of the arias and ballads beloved by Patti. Sembrlch. and TetrazzlnL Mme. Adelaide Herrmann and her company of yogis and necromancers will appear In her latest mystery, "CagUostro, the Msster of Magic." the role of the great French mystic being assumed by the widow and successor of Herrmann the Great, In cluded will be her new transformations. Illusions, and spectacles. "The Merry Widow," "The Phantom Bride," "Elec trocution," "The Mystic Tea Chest," and other ocular deceptions. Other attrac tion, will be Swor and Mack, Andrew F. Kelly, the Three Collegians and the tne xuicano Miss Kathleen Mathew will (rive her pictorial review, "Beautiful Ireland, at Poll's Theater this evening. The offering, in view of the dedication of the Barry Monument yesterday. Is pe cullarly timely. Miss Mathew's recitals are very much out of the ordinary. She Is an elocutionist of extraordinary ability, and her graceful exhibitions of Jrlsh dancing are said to completely caplttvate an udlence. Some of the features that will be Included in the re view are. "Dublin in Picture and Story," "Where the Beautiful Rivers Flow," the "Scene of Mores Famous Meeting of the Waters." "Beauty's Home. Klllarney." In picture, story and legend: "The Golden Vale of Tlp perary." and "Dawn on the Hills of Ireland." Gayety- oe Hurtla's Ginger Glrla Company. Joe Hurtlg's Ginger Girls Company will be the attraction at the Gaytty this, the last week In the regular bur lesque season. Ed Lee Worthe Is seen in the role of Janitor Hlggins. an Interpretation which has netted success for both actor and production for two seasons. Henry P. Nelson, German comedian. Is seen In a rolo which give ample rein for the ex ploitation of his unique comedy methods. He appears as a gambling-house, keeper. at whose resort most of the action of the piece takes place. Various specialties and ensemble num hers are introduced by the member, of the list of principals, assisted by the chorus of thirty Broad war beau ties. Jane Le Beau, who takes the leading leminine roie. is aiso seen In a vaude ville specialty entitled jnara. ira Aipine quartet appear in several musical numbers. Other members of the list of principals are Ethel Marmont. prima donna: Una Chadwlck, soubrette, and Owen Martin, who has been identified with the Ginger Girls for several seasons. On Friday night the last country store of the sea son wlU be glveiv Few musicians have in as many different corners as has Joseph Andre TresaL, who comas f to the New National aa conductor of the Aborn English Grand Opera Com pany. Mr. Tressl was born In Germany and studied music at the Cologne Coin servatorhun. After wlnnlns; prize, for composition and Interpretation, Mr. Tres sl graduated and took up his first post aa conductor at KroU. Theater in Ber lin. His high standing and thorough technical skill won for him the position of director of the South African College ( of Music at Johannesburg. He remained there for several years when his roving disposition assumed control and he start ed out again as an operatic conductor, first traveling through South Africa tkea to Australia, New Zealand, England anol finally to America. He also stopped oq the way to conduct a season at Amster dam and another season at Rotterdam. "Since I came to America," says Mr Tressl, "T ceased to be a wanderer, t have only traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back again about a dozen times, limiting my ramblings to the terw ritory between Canada and the Oulf of Mexico. Of course that Is a pretty big back yard to roam around in. and a person may well be satisfied not to wan der elsewhere." Mr. Tressi's experience covers a good portion of the history of grand opera in English In this country. When he first came here he toured with his own or ganization, the Tressl Opera Company. Afterward he was associated for several years with Max Strakosch in his operatls ventures, and then conducted, for a num ber of years, with Henry W. Savage's grand opera organizations. He was con ductor of one of the first Aborn English grand opera companies organized many years ago. and returns now to find the Aborn Institution grown In both size ard importance. REOEGASIZATTON OF KEITH ENTERPRISES A. Paul Keith and E. F Albee. the owners of the B. F. Keith audevfl'e circuit, have accomplished the reorgani zation necessary to carrying on the thea trical enterprises of the late B. F. Keith along the lines and policies laid down by their founder. Mr. Keith and Mr. ATbea. own In equal division all the shares ot , a holding company made up of all the securities and operating companies com posing the Keith circuit- A. Pai I Keith! Is president, and E. F. Albee. vice presi dent of this holding corapan) Mr. A. Paul Keith has succeded his father In all his executive positions such as presi dent of the United Booking Offices, and president of the B. F. Keith New York! Theaters Company. Both A. Paul KelUt and E. F. Albee have larae individual properties which will be operated as al ways In entire accord with the B. F. Keith Interests which thev now own jointly as a result of the transfer made berore his death. Mr E. F. .ioee con tinues as general manager of the United Booking Offices, the B F Keith circuit and the B. F. Keith New York Theaters . Company. GALLERY EMOTIONALISM. One of the most successful productions! at the "Old Vic. says The London Chronicle, was a plaj written without Dickens permission around "Oliver Twist," and banned by tne Lord unam- berlain. owing to tne realistic way ray . Tint Cllroa snonfarafl IkJotMAV IT Ian ' vhieh Bill Sikes murdered Nancy. Hut Inrdshio's Jurisdiction did not extend to. what were then called the "minor thea ters." so the play was for many yeara, a standing dish at the "Vic" and thrilled the galieryites with fierce emotions, no. matter how many times they had seen It. "Nancy was alwais dragged around .i.- mtmwA liir hmr hslr." writes John TTnl. My Seminole!,, n d ,.and aft tnla efIort glkea always looxea up ueuumiy ai uie aauery. He was always answered by one loud fearful curse, yelled by the whole mas. like a Handel Festival chorus. When Slkes seemed to dash Nancy's brains out on the stage a thousand outraged volcea which sounded like ten thousand, filled, the theater and deafened the audience below." Cosmos Vandevllle. Beside, an art spectacle of beauty and charm. Jesse L. Laskv's Parisian "Vision d'Art," la Which. Mil. CUlra De Barrjnt Tidings- from Blanche Ring In French Lick contain the nen s that she will play. next year In a comedy by Mis. Catherine ChUholm Cusbjni", author! of "Jamt JH '&imV:.:i,v -"-Wj 4S2r,&&g& ,jt3. 3 &Zg8&8tem&jk ..-'