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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; FRIDAY: OCTOBER '27,1 191C.
PHOTOPLAYS ON THEJ
PROGRAM NEXT WEEK
Vjaried Assortment -of Film
j Dramas Prepared for Local
A return showing at ,"The Scarlet
Oath," a drama In which the princi
pal character la portrayed by Gall
Kane, Is announced aa Sunday's at
traction al Crandall's.
Mohday and Tueaday, Low Fielda
and Doris Keityon will be pictured In
tiro leading rolea of 'jTho Man Who
"Love and Hale." a Fox drama, la
scheduled for Wednesday uhd Thurs
day, and nffoida Mnie. Ilertha Kallch
special opportunity f, Tho remnlulng
lays or the week the attraction will bo
tho niueblrd feature, "Saving the
family Name," produced 'under the di
rection of Lois Wcbcr and Phillips
Hdna Goodrich, tho stago star who
his turned her attention to tho photo
play, will bo seen at tho Leader Thea
ter todayi and tomorrow In Oliver Mo
rosco's production of "The llouso of
Lies." Jilss Goodrich In sean In the rolo
ot Edna Coleman, the stop-daughter of
ft coclety woman who candidly explains
that slip Intends to exploit her daugh
ter's beauty In .the marflagn market.
Tho man Inge niaiket la depicted with
Us shallow veneer of modern dress and
modern manners, but with a strong
ttlmllarity of spirit to tho old "slavo
market," only perhaps a little competi
tion. There Is n nay that seta right the
tangle, and tho heroine finds that only
in a gieat sacrifice Is tho clear path
that leads to happiness.
Henry D. Walthall Is pictured In me
leading role of David W. Griffith's pho
toplny varslou of Ibsen's "Pillars of So
ciety," which Is announced ns Sunda'a
atti action tit Crandall'a Savoy. As a
supplementary attraction "Vampire Am
brose," featuring Mnck Sualn, n 111 bo
other attractions for the week are:
Molidn. Edna Goodrich In "The Mousn
of Lies." Tuesday, .Mabel Taliaferro In
"Tho Dawn of Love;" Wednesday, 5Ino
Murray in "Tho Illg Sister;" Thuisdny,
Alice llrudy In "The Glided Cage;" 1'rl
clay. Ressle Knrrtscalc In "Home," and
Ka Tlnchcr In "Tho French Milliner;"
Saturday, Valentino Grant In "The
Daughter of MacUregor."
Marguerite Clark, aa "Little Lady
Eileen," an Irish maiden, with an Im
plicit belief In tho existence of fairies,
bansheos, and their Ilk, Is Sunday's at
traction at Crandall'H Apollo.
"A Mother's Confession" will bo
shown Monday, with Chrystlne Mayo
and Carrlo Reynolds, a former member
of the Aborn Opera Company, In tho
lending roles. Tuesday' attraction is
Tno uovolt, Frances Nelson portray-,
ing the principal character.
"Each Pearl a Tear." featuring Fan
nie Ward, is to bo shown Wednesday.
Thursday Mabel Taliaferro will bo seen
in "Tho Dawn of Love."
Dusttn Kornum, In "Tho Parson of
Panamlnt," will be presented Friday.
"Tho Eternal City," with Pauline Fred
erick featured, concludes tho week's
Players Act tor Fun,
And $20 Per Week!
.How a woman revolts against evil in
fluence and works out her own salva
tion is told In tho World film photoplay,
"Tho Revolt," announced for showing
nt Crandall's Avcnuo Grand Hundny.
Frances Nelson and Arthur Ashley head
the cast. "Tho Deserter" will bo shown
Monday, w 1th Charles Ray In tho lead
ing role, and Fay Tlncher will bo seen
In "laundry Lin."
Tuesday's attraction is to be "Tho
Clown.'1 with Victor Mooro in tho tltlo
role. "Tho Dawn of Love," featuring
Mabel Taliaferro, is announced for
Wednesday. "Tho Ragged Princcsa" is
to ho Thursday's attraction, Juno Ca
pricn being featured.
Friday, Douglns Fairbanks will be
seen In "Flirting With Fate." nnd
Loulso Fazenda in "Tho Surf Girl."
Saturday, Pauline Frederick will bo
picsentcd in "The World's Great
TODAY'S BEST FILMS.
Crandall's, Ninth and B streets J.
Warren Kerrigan. In "The Social
Savoy, Fourteenth street and Colum
bia toad William Desmond, In
"Lieutenant Denny, U. S. A." (Trl
nngle). Apollo, 624 H street northeast
Blanche Sweet, In "Public Opinion"
Acnuc Grand, 645 Pennsylvania
avcnuo southeast DoWolf Hopper,
In "Casey at tho Bat" (Triangle).
isonlc Auditorium. Thirteenth
street and New York avenue W,
8. Halt, in VThc Aryan" (Tri
angle). Circle 2103 Pennsylvania avenue
Mary Miles Mlnter, in "Dulcle'a
Hbniot Twelfth and C streets north
east Bertha Kallch, in "Slander"
(Fojc Film Co.)
Penn Gordons, Twenty-first street
and Pennsylvania avcnuo Mar
guerite Clark, in "Little Lady Ei
leen" (Famous Players),
Casino. Seventh and F streets Bar
ney Bernard, In "The Prlnco In a
Washington, Eighteenth and Cali
fornia streets Ella Hall and
Thomas Jefferson, In "Little Eva
Leader, Ninth, between E and V
streets Edna Goodiich, In "Tho
Houbo of Lies" (Morosco),
Loew's Columbia, Twelfth and F
streets Thomaa Melghan, Edytho
Chapman, and Anita King, in ''Tho
Heir to the Hoorah," adapted from
the play by Paul Armstrong
Oaiden, 23 Ninth street Frnncla
Bushman nnd Beverly Bayno. In
"Romeo and Juliet." adapted from
the play by William Shakespeare,
produced by John W. Noble.
Strand, Ninth and D streets Enid
Marlioy and Howaid Hickman, in
"Civfibjatlon,'' produced by Thomas
This is the story of a group- of Now
York artists-one of tb,em Is a lawyer
from the West, another Is a carpenter
froiff New England, a third Is nn ac
tress from Indiana, still another nn
advertising man from somewhero else
who snatched a branch of tho acting
art from its quiet resting placo on the
shelves In tho back poll of n book
shop In McDougal street, cleared out
tho shelves so that art couldn't pos
slbly get back ngnln-and proceeded to
act It there and then!
And tho nolso they made In the act
ing ho upset tho quiet of all Hint part
of the country that !oes lenl one-act
plays and lenl nctlng-rcal amuaeuKnt
-thnt the artists have been driirJ;i;i
from their book shop, thtoiutn u Ittio
and then a little Inigcr the iter, until
now they are Intending to tnko that old
shelved art nil over tho country, and
set It up In the urtlstjc market places
where those pcoplo who really llko It
can see IL t
An Amateur Press Agent.
In case thero might bo sorrio person
who thinks that this is an indirect way
of writing a press agent yarn for the
Washington Square Players to Induce
larger audiences to attend their p,lr
fprmnncos nt tho Uelasco Theater next
week, thus bilnglng more roney Into
the box office, nnd gt outer profits to
a commercially minded manager, It
might be Just' ns well to state that the
press agent of 'the Washington bnuarc
Plajera Is a very raw nmatcur nt tho
business of press agcntlng,. ind that
he docs not know a thing In the world
about this story.
That Is'ln tno first place. In the sec
ond place tho Washington Kqdaro Plav
crs very wisely prolded for all con1
tlnrcncles when they originally organ
ized themselves In the back-, room of
tho bookshop to which reference lint
been made. When they had finished
casting the diameters for their flint
play, there was ono mnu too nniiv.
And so ho became tin; audltucol
And ever after that thn Wush'ii.'ion
Squat e Players, recognizing the neces
sity of having an audience, lit v al
ways left one member of the company
to take lliHt part:
Once upon it time this Is the begin
ning of the real story, and It Isn't going
to be h whole. lot longer opco upon u
time a group ,f people whose dully rail
ings lead In th direction of writing or
painting, or Uwcrlng, or Insuring, ot
acting, and whoso principal business in
life was being as human us they knew
how, foregathered lit tho back room of
the book shop kept 1V Boul Bros., in
McDougal! street. Just off Washington
square, New York.
Men and Women in Group.
Thero were men and women -In the
group, and they all lived in Washington
square or McDougall street, or there
abouts. Thoy all of them wanted to see real
Dlava well acted. Principally they wunt-
ed to seo plays acted for tho sake, of
the plays which Is about tho highest
form of acting, when you get right down
Ono of the group tho lawyer, whose
namq is Edward Goodman had conm
Ideas about putting on p:a. Philip
Moellcr, a writer, had some ideas .tbout
writing them. Helen Westley, who had
been an actress and had turned illus
trator, and Ralph Roeder. who was once
an actor but translated-1 to corn boird
money, had somo Ideas about acting
them, and' Robert Emmet Jones, an ar
tist, who had some Ideas about painting
scenery theso wcro In tho group. Moot
ler, being a writing nnd not a talking
person, didn't tako much part In the
discussion, but he showed himself some
thing ot n man of action by bursting In
on someone with:
"If you birds really want to seo this
sort of stuff acted, why don't you act it
yourself; you know so much nbout It
and why don't jou get busy and act It
And Mr. Moellcr, being a mnn of ac
tion, oven If ho Isn't an actor, suiting
tno action to mo wora, ns ine iato Air.
Dickens was so fond of twylng, com
menced to tear out the rear tow of
shelves in tho Messrs. Bonfs perfectly
good bookshop to make room for the
actors to start acting. And tho ncto&s,
not to bo outdono by tho energetic Mr.
Moeller, were up ana nt It in Just a
pair of minutes.
All One-Act Plays.
The first play was Lord Dunsane's
"Glittering Gilt" a one-act' affair. All
of tho Washington SqUarc plays aro
one-act affairs, by the way; the only
thing the members of tho company ad
mire the regular stage for Is the nerve
of tho actors In contlnu.ug to act three
moic acts after they have produced one
that Is really amusing and tho Players
It might be mentioned, In passing,
Mint Mr. Moellcr showing that ho had
tho courage of the convictions of all
the rest of them was tho only ono or
that original group who didn't act and
ho wus thereby elected to bo the audi
ence! Alio It might bo mentioned that
Mr. Moellcr Is the author of tho most
successful, and consequently the most
amusing, play tho company hu jet
produced "Helena's Husband." Ho Is
generally accused of having that play
In mind' when he started tho thing
It might be gathered from this that
the "Washington Square Players did not
begin their lives ns entertainers with
uny Idea of spreading themselves gen
erally over tho theatrical ninp. And It
might also bo gathered as a funda
mental fact and tiuth thnt tho gather
ing of sucltrn gnthcrntlon would bo
whnllv and entirely correct. Thoy
found that they could nmuse them
selves. Thoy Invited their friends In
to be ninuspd. Anil thev learned 111
thnt wnj thnt quite a lot of puoplo
could thus be amused.
Tried To Get Stable.
The) tiled to get it stable nnd make
it over Into a theater, but tho author
It'cs Intervened because theio wtisn't
u flie-cscapo al Inched 'to the stable,
l didn't have but one exit, which was
the whole of Its flout, lwirt uf lis side,
and it Mtmfi whf.ii unrt nf tlir imif luifl
been, nnd It didn't have a lot of tilings
the titles and regulations of tho city
or Now York made mid provided for
thcuteis. Hence, they hud to glvo up
the idea nnd move Ihreo miles noith
to East Firty-Hcventli stieet, Just oft
Third avcnuo, wheto tho Bimdhox
Theater had been located, and had
languished ns n negotiable theatrical
awt foi its owner.
They gnw their first perfoi mnhces In
tho Bandbox Theater in Fobruniy, 1315.
They announced they would give two
pcifornutnccs tier week because the ac
tors and actresses liad llieli regular
Jobs to utlend to other times. And It
was lit tho Buuilbox Theater they ac
quhed tho cariH'ntei.
Ho was a icgiihtr union singe car
penter who drew tmi ntx-tho union
scale some ,t per week or there
nlinuts, That was some $37.50 more
than ihe leading man of one of the
first iIhs got. because he hud to buy
a new pair of patent leather pumps
for tlxi first piifntmnnco that set ,iln
ptlMjto purse buck JJ.50.
The fhst bill at tho Bandbox Thea
ter Included "Eugenlcnlly Spenklng." by
Kdnnid Goodman -It wns an ocislghl
not to .liuve slated before this,, that
(loodiiiuit could be u lawyei 6T a stage
dlieelor or a plnvuilght nt a moment's
notice "Licensed." by Basil I.iwipiu-p,
and "Intn lor," h Mnurlee Mnoterllnck.
Then their wmj also n pantomime called
Hill Simply to Amtme.
The bill was built, liku all the Wash
ington .Square I'lujcrs' bills have been
since, purely to anionic and ontertalu.
"Licensed" Is (he story of an en Ing
gill and a pastor who took her In.
"Eugenlealb .Speaking" Is n delicious
bit of sntlie. "luteilor" Is a beautiful
little tr.iged). and "Another Interior" Is
one of the most ludicrously amusing
things of tho season.
Thero weio lenl rrltlcs at this first
pei fonn.iiK'o. Then- happened, bv ac
cident, to be nothing doing In the reg
ular theaters on that purtli ulnr opening
night, mid nil the No. 1 New Yolk
critics nine to st off. Thr sat peifirtl)
still during the first play us they saw
a group of xerj .tamest. If Inexpeil
enccd, actoii nnd actresses actually pio
Ject the real splilt of an hoiiest-to-good-licss
plni over the footlights' And then
these critics forgot and applaud tl'
The I'lnjeis didn't cure about the
critics vtr iiiikIi, except that ennust
people who ate earnosttly doing some
thing, like to be earnestly congratulated
nbout It, which the rrltlcs were kind
enough to do In their pnliers the next
day. Tho Washington Squaie l'lajers
went right along thtough the season,
t'huiglug 50 cents the first year, for all
the seats In thn hous.- and collecting no
salaries nnd pasting no stars on dt casing
Thc pioduced three bills during the
first season. They did a fairly good
business receiving subscribers enough
to pay expenses and encouingc them to
leaco the Bandbox for Inst season.
Ijist season they produced twenty
plays In lour bills, with n Play at the
nd of the senson for subscribers onl
which ran for one full evening. Tho
Improved In acting, and they attracted
to their work a largo number of artists
people who were on the stage regularly
or who would like to be or had a lcun
Dancer Came In.
Lydla Lopokon, tho Russian dancer,
was ono of the foimer. She voluntarily,
relinquished her high priced engage
ments to take part in tho Washington
Squuie Players productions. And fori
this she received $3) per week.
Oh, cs tho second season it was
found necessary to ralso tho price of I
seats and to pay tho actors iuuI ac
tresses. They all got ?X per week be
cause It was found they could livo on
that, and whatever plso they could pick '
up at their regular trades, as It was
found necessiiry to give performances
every night, the same ns regnlar the-'
ntcrs do, to get money enough to pay ,
running expenses. I
That Is. all of them got $Si except
Henry King, tho stngo cnipenter. The
union still made hlin tnko his $35 or
thereabouts which ho did with con-'
slderable legrct because Henry had be-i
came an acior ns wen as a stage car
penter. He acted a character part In
'Tho Clod." nnd he did It so well that
thn critics Inquired wheic, on U road
way, "that exquisite character actor.
'hart como frotn!" I
They dldn t know, of course, that
Henry was proving that 'a stage car
pouter can havo the soul of an artist
Just llko a lawyer or nn advertising
man, or nn actress who turned illus
trator or an actor who turned trans
Edward Goodman continued to direct.
F.lanor Cox, who Is by wuy of being
a willor, wnjt cnllcd to nsslst Goodmnn
ns a render of plays because one of the
things the Washington Squaro PJnycrs
quickly became long on wifs plays.
Everybody who Vver wroto a one-act
play sent It to tho company.
Weeds Out Plays.
Mlaj Cox reads them, weeda out the
Impossibles, and passes on tho possibles
to" a committee. Tho dommlttco makes
Us recommendations, and tlicn Good
man nnd Mlss Cox go over them again.
There also enmo to tho players, after
their organization, Dudley Tucker, who
Inherited tho American Book Company
nnd a whole hunch of business sagacity,
nnd who undertook tho business man
agement of thn eomnanv. ' .
This senson tho Players lensed tho
Comedy Theater a lonl Bioadway
house. Thoy liavo been doing Ihe same
sort of thing they did In tho llon'l
Brothers book shop that tlist night.
Only, of course, thev now hnvu a whole
lot moro expcilctice, nnd ale real actors!
and attresses In t hi) highest sense of I
Hint much abused word. '
And It wns becaltso of tho number or
people who cnTuc In see them piny and
who so frankly enjocd exerythlng thoy
saw, thnt tho Washington Sqimro
Plnycrs decided to try another experi
mentwhich Is what bilngs this story
right down to dsto and points it di
rectly nt the Belrisco Theater's efforts
of next week.
As there were so mnny people In New
York who liked to seo good plays well
produced for tho put pose of nmuslng
and for no other purpose phi ys that
were produced In an original wny with
proper settings, etc. It wna thought
there might he Just as large a propor
tion of people in other cities of the
Ann so mo wnsuingion nqunro
PlHyers nro coming hero next week to
Mud nut what Washington thinks about
It. They arc going to ITillndclpliln, to
liuiralo, to Cleveland, to uetron, to in
ledo, to Ann Aibor, 1o Chicago, and,
perhnps. oven to Boston for tho pume
purpose' Theli Idea is Just this:
Will Become Institution.
If these cities really llko the wny
Hit Washington flqunre Plnjers do
things and really want to support that
sort of an undertaking nnd all the sup
poit they want Is u gunrnnteoof expenses
of the undertaking, with enough for
the nctors to live on under tho recently
heightened cost of coTeo a la Clillds-'-they
will muko the Washington Square
Plnycrs n national Institution h divid
ing the company In half. One-half will
be In New York producing a seson of
Maxwell Parry, -fiamtiel Jaffe, Albert
Tilburne, Noel Hoddon she's a socloty
girl, who Is about aa near being a star
ha tho Washington Bquaro requirements
of action will permit Edward J. Dal
lentine, furgarot Mower nnd Henry
Thn W'naltltinlnll Mnllnrn PtflVeifl Will
produce any one-act piny tlwit fulhlls
tho purposo of entertaining an' audi
ence. With their artists, real artists, to
paint, tho scenery, they wilt produce it
better than anyone in this country has
ever produced a one-act play.
Willi their other artists i sal dlrecr
tors they will prepare It spiritually, for
their audiences better than any other
stago directors call prepare it. And
with their actors teal actor and real
actt esses they will act It bettor than It
could possibly ,bcctcd by people who.
act for pay,
HcciUiso they paint, and they dltect,
nnd they net purr IS" for' tho sake of the
painting, directing, and acting arts
purely and simply, and artistically for
lb. purposo of amusing themselves and
their audiences by producing entertain- f.
Ing things on tho stage!
twenty new one-act plays oi there-
nhouta, and the other half will be on
tho load playing the best of tho twenty.
or thereabouts, one-act plnys which It
produced In New ork the season be
fore. These halves will take till lis on
the road and New York season nnd
The compimj Is n professlonnl com
pany, because a number of professional
people huo been nttincted to It foi the
unique pxpeilenco the get, not to men
tion the $.M pel wiek' Ami the com
pany welcomes these people and lets
them pla butlers or footmen ot load
ing putts-Just ns It thinks they me
suited to play them.. It Is purel a
matter of tltness and ability that gets
a pci eon a part in a Washington Squurc
The names of the p ople who hnn
been mentioned me onl some of those
who foi in the company now or who
heltied to organize It or have plaed
with It sliico Its niganlzatlou.
Ruby Crnven. who was nuo of Gran
ville Barker's plners In his New Yolk
pioductlons and Inter wns In tho oilgl
unl New York showing of "Common
Clay," Irf a mcmbei of the compan.
Rosalie Mnthleu, wlio Is a pjdnlcr by
trade. Is another. George Sonne, who
solid led advertising. Is a plaver.
Llkpwlse there Is a Washington con
tilbutlon to the ultlstlu ennemble Irv
ing II. Frecdmnn who was ginduntcd
from the Central High School Into being
,i magazine writer, and then became an
actor with this company. Other mem
bers of tho company uro Mnrjorle Dccn,
Dana Desborough, Edward D'OIze,
Third Anniversary Sate!
Commencing tomorrow, Saturday, October 28th, and during November, the
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Commendetl on Speech
Resolutions commending the patriotic
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at a recent political meeting in Hyatta
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Decision to show recdgnltlon of Mudd'a
patriotic speech wan made at the meet
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