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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 13, 1912, Image 16

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By Norman.
New York, May 13. Con
siderable attention -was at
tracted by the artistic merit
of the- recent "all-kid" per
formances of "Disraeli," in
which the play was presented
by a cast composed entirely
of child actors. But there
wasn't half as much fun
no, not a tenth as mucfy as
in an "all-kid" play given ta
few nights ago at one of the
settlement houses.
As for originality, there is
no comparison at alj for the
latter performance 'was all
originality. v
Several of the children at
tending the institution want
ed to give a "show." They
wanted to. get it up all them
selves without any grown-up did.
They had been studying Betsy
Ross, who made the first Amer
ican flag, and the show was to be
about her. Perrhission was graht
ed. And this was the drama, as
presented on a spiall stage in the
lecture room.
Curtain stretched on a wire
pulled aside, revealing tent made
of sheet. Sentry three feet tall, in
nsual uniform, carrying air rifle,
marching up and down. Officer,
marked as such bycopious tip
foil epaulets, emerges from tent.
"Sentry," he commanded, "git
the flag."
"The flagP'replied the sentry.
"We ain't gotlio flag gineral."
'Am t got no flag! ' cried the.
6. TJe Receive is arr
h room 13. aUx x
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genera. J Wellb't that fiercTj
Act II revealed a tent interior,
Gen. George Washington seated
at a table. Enter the officer of
the former scene. He saluted
Gene.,1 Washington returned
the salute.
'"Gineral," sid the officer, 'Ve
ain't erotno-flae."
"What I' exclaimed'the father
.cuius wuiiu, uu l guL uu nag.:
"No, sir, we ain't got no flag."
"Ain't, got no flag I" solilo
quized the general. "Well, ain't
that fierce. J
, Curtain.
Act III iwasjevidently a room
interior, becausene tent was
gone. A kitchen table ?tood in
-the center of the stage. On it a
dishpan; in the dishpan dishes
Beside the table Besjr Ros
I , y
.1 II
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