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' Olga Petrova and George Nash.
New York, N. Y., April 4. Olga
Petrova, known for some time in
vaudeville as a top-liner, has blos
somed out as a regular emotional
Olga is "emoting" at the Booth
Theater in a four-act play by Monck
ton Hoffe, called "Panthea-." The
heroine is a Russian anarchist lady
who steals a perfectly good English
man from his lawful wife, because he
is her soul twin, and later sells her
self to a wicked old French baron for
a month, thereby inducing the baron
to produce an opera by the English
man, who is dying because nobody
will produce said opera.
The Englishman's life' is saved by
this heroic although somewhat un
wifely act, but Tie gets an almost
fatal, smash in his tenderest senti
ments when the baron tells him of
PantHea's infidelity. The bad' baron
wants Panthea for himself. But he
doesn't get her, because Panthea kills
him with a knife, and.makes it all up
with her husband, and is arrested by
the Russian bolice, and she and hub
by starts off happily for a St. Peters
Miss" Petrova's acting, like the.
play, Is decidedly melodramatic. By.
far the best feature of the show is.
George Nash's artistic and finished
characterization of - the scoundrelly
Billie Burke has her second new
play of the current season'in "Jejry,"
a comedy by Catherine Chisholm
Cutting. Aside from the antics of
Billie Burke there isn't much to
Margaret Anglin has- turned from
Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde and is
presenting at the Hudson Theater a
revivaf of "Lady Windermere's Fan,"
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