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TO BE SEEN AT THE RICHMOND PLAYHOUSES THIS WEEK
PAII.I.M. -WHITSUX. CHARLES LAIt. n.AY BILLS FOR TIII3 WF.I.1*.. At the Aciuleiny. q AH Ilie ivcek, wltli Wrilncwdny ninl Sntiirilny nnilInees. Ilie (JHYon Compnny, lu "Tlic Prlsoner of Zenda." At tlie Bljou. All tlie -werk, vrllli tlie nsuiil mnilnreii, Flske O'lluni, ln "]>lon O'Durc." At <hc Colonlnl. Vnudevllle, nll tlie iveek, wlth dnlly ninllnerx. At ilie Mnjcstlc. Vnudevllle nll tlic week. HY HRUCE CHESTERMAX. Wlth the advont of Kaster week, thc Gilten Company inaugurates its season at the Academy, open inc; at that house to-morrow nlght ln ono of the most popular of nll romantlc plays, "Tht Prisoner of Zendn." Thcatre-goors o Hlchmond have been eagerly lookinj forward to the return of Mr. C.IITei over slnce It -Vas announced that lu would ag.iln bring a company to thi: clty, and the productions of hls At lanta company at the Aeademy durlni tlie Lentcn season only served to In creaso thn interest awakened. Whlli that company, as was known at tlu time, wns not to make its homo li Rlchmond, Its perforniances served ti demonstrnte concluslvely that Mr. G1f len had ln no way lowerod hls stand ard; and the productions of "Leal Kleschna" and "The Man on tho Box' indlcnted what mlght bo oxpectei jwhen tlie Rlchmond company arrlvei on the scone. Alr. Glffen could hardly hnvo select cd for the openlng hlll a play in whlc) he could revel mor_ ln tho embellish ment of the stago than the drumu BELL AND IUCHARDS, Eceolitrie Coinedy Musical Artlntx. EAS TE R GREETINGS THE COMPANY IN A GIFFEN COMPANY PRODUCTION OF ? aQ_2? PRICES s 25c, SOc, 75c. Matinees Wewieaday and SatuvfJav. 2Rr*. Rf.r> FRANK I'ATTOX. M..HGAIU-T l-'CLM-ll. MAXINE REYNOLDS. tlzed verslon of Anthony Hope's ro? mance. ln tho mountlng of this, tho openlng productlon, tho question of expense seem's not to havo been con? sidered. 'i'lils, however, seems lo t>u tho pollcy of Mr. Glffen fn rognrd to an of hls productions, and Is charac terlstlc of tne man. Tho Aeademy stago last week presented a s'coho of actlvlty such as hns boen scldom wlt nessed ln that housoX Stago mechanics in every llne known to that craft were busy gettlng everythlng ln readlness for tho openlng, and as tho.work prog ressed, lt was Imposslbie not to be? como a little enthuslastlc at the pros? pect. Tbe Glffen Compnny. The membershlp of the company, wlth wlilch Rlchinondors wlll no, doubt bo qulte famlllar wlthln a weok. lo as follows: Miss Margarot Fuller, Miss Lucllle La A'erne, Miss Paullne Whlt son, Miss Mlldrod Johnson, Miss Ja net Dunhar, Frarfk Patton, Hardeu Klrkland, Theodore llamllton, Stanley Dark, Frederlck Powell, R. A. Hob erts, Ralph Morgan, .lohn .1. Burke, Jonn Prescotti Charles Salt, and Al. Hoberts. Muxlne Reynolds wlll play cnnd roles, nnd should form qultu a valuable addltlon to tlie company, as there are nutny plays in whlch such parts are qulte prominent. Miss Grnyce Scott, us already announced, wlll joln the company about tho lst of May. Miss Margarot Fuller is one of the best emotlonal actresses In thls coun? try. She is endowed wlth that degree or womanllness whlch at once appeals to an audlonco, and she possesses u most charmlng pe'rsonallty. Thoso of her sox will be doubly Interested ln the fact that slie is known as one of the best-droKsed women on the stage. Miss Fuller has been in many of the best productions, and has been a lead? lng niomber of the companles of Kyrle Bellcw and N. C. Goodwln. Next sen son sho wlll bo under tho management of Dnnlel Frohman. In the productlon of "Tlio Prisoner of Zenda" Miss Fuller wlll play l-'laviu. Mr. Frank Patton wlll roplace Mr. Warwick, the latter belng called to tho bedslde of hls father, who ls ill ln San Franclsco. Mr. Patton Is both young- and handsome. and should ln every way meet tho requlroments which are tisually expected of a lead? lng man. Hls methods are dlrect and convinc? ing, and he wlll no doubt make him? self popular at tho very start. Ho was formerly ln the company of James K Hackett, and has played that actor's parts. Mr. Hardee Klrkland ls one of tho roremost actors of to-day, having had a wlde experlenee and a long career ln tho best companles. He ls a broth oi' Odette Tyler, and a son of Gen? eral Klrkland, who was in command nt Atlanta when Sherman made hls famous march to the sea. Ho has a very domlnittlng personullty and great reserve, and hls acting is marked by perfectiou of detail and finish. An Old-School Actor. Mr. Theodore llamllton belongs to tho old school of actors, and wns n member of the Hlchmond Stock Com? pany ln the Joseph Jefferson days. In his long career ho has played wlth every star of any promlnence. Ho pos? sesses gr.ut dlgnlty of bearing, has a mugnilicent volce, and is a splendid ac? tor, worthy of hls former associations. VIS.i'ad O'-IAHA, ln "1)1 ou O'Durc," ul Ui_ HIJoii. tlo wlll make the ideal Col. Sapt ln thls week's productlon. Stanley Dark ls u young English nc tor, nnd ln that country he has been wlth the best productlons. Iie has also niied mnny splendid cngagements ln Amerlca. Mr. Dark, besldes belng a most capable actor, ls also a play ? wright. Froilorlck Powell was for flvo years wlth George ' Alexander ln England, [nnd was nvo years wlth Slr Henry j irvlng and John Harc. In thls coun? try he has fllied several important en gagembrits wlth tho companies of jKlaw and Eilanger. Ho ls a character actor of abillty, though lils rolo In "Tho Prlsoner of Zenda*' wlll not af tord hlm as ample opporhatilties as ho wlll flnd ln somo of tho later produc? tlons. , Wllson Reynolds Is an excellent actor of wide experience nnd great versatillty, and was for several years ti member of well-known stock com? panies. Ralph Morgan, who wlll play the juvenllos, is a graduate of Columbia. He Is a splendid young actor, and ln tho llno of parts ln whlch he wlll be casl should bocome qulte popular. Of courso, Mlss Lucllle La Verno needs no word of lntrotluction to Rich? mond theatre-goers. Her admlrers, nnd there are enough of them to flll the Academy, wlll glvo her a most cordial welcome when she makes her first entraneo to-morrow nlght, for Mr. Glffen declded to east her ln tho opening bill. Mr. Glffen's productlons wlll bo stagod by Mr. R. A. Roberts, one of tho best known of New York stage dlrectors. For a number of seasons ho wns wltli Charles Frohman, and he has produced many of the best-known successes of the past fifteen years. Al. Roberts, his son, a chip of thc old block, will be tho asslstant stago di? rector. The scenlc artists aro Joseph Hart and Frank Rickman, and tho work of their brushes huu been consplcuous In many of tho bost productlons of Now York. A now play wlll bo produced by Mr. Glffon whilo here, the presenta? tion belng the flrst of any stago. Much interest centres in thls, and a number of well-kn6wn New York pro duclng managers, among them Daniel Frohman, wlll be present to wltness tlio performance. It had been Mr. GifTen's Intentlon to produce "Salomy Jane," but Llebler & Co. lnst week declined to allow the use, undor any clrcumstanccs, of Paul Armstrong's play, whlch would rather Indlcate that a sultable vehlcle hns not yet beon secured for Mlss Eleanor Robson, and that she may agnin appear ln tho pleco next season. At thc Bljou. FIske O'Hara In "Dlon O'Daro" wlll be the offerlng at the Bljou thls week. The Detrolt News had tho following to say of the productlon: "Just a swoet story of love and ro? mance, with the scenes lald ln old Ireland, ls 'Dlon O'Dare," the current week's attractlon at the Lyceum The? atre. 'If thero wasn't anything else to the play but tl.o singlng of Flske O'Hnra, it would be well worth tho whole. But thero is more than that for nll thoso who enjoy an amusement of thls sort. "Away to the Wlcklow Mountalns the flrst net takes tlie. audltors. Hore ls the tavorn, typlcal of Erln's isle, and, as ln tho entlre productlon, the stage sotting ls qulte pretentlous. The second act lntroduces the golf Unks at Morgan Hall, ln Dublin; the third, nn art studlo ln St. Kcvln's ruins, and tho flnal one deplcts tho vlce-regal palaee, Dublin. "Dlon O'Dare Is a young Irish Ind, the son of the keeper of the mountain tavern. Hls ambltlon Is to becomo ?a great sculptor, and, whilo he ls per fcctlng hlmself, ho falls despcrately ln love wlth Mary Kyle, an hclress. Soclal positlon causes her to reject hlm nfter he has molded a bust of her and deslgnated her as hls lnsplratlon. In desperatlon, ho shatters the plece ot clay. "Fate, however, brlng about a con? dition whero O'Dare flnds hlmself such a famous sculptor that the world bows to hlm and socioty craves hls presence. Through lt all hls hoart remalns true to Mary Kyle, and, following tho stralghtening out of a series of lntrl cato and Interestlng clrcumstances, all ends llke a tale of love properly should. "Mr. FIske ls supported by a capable company." At thc Colonial. The Colonial ls maklng a special offort to outdo Itself for Easter week. Edward J. Connally and company, ln "Marso Covington," make up the head llne act. "Marse Covington" is a sketch of Southern life, and in its presentation four people are em? ployed. Catharlne Hayes and Sabel Johnson, two "lightwelghts," whose combined weight ls somethlng ike 500 pounds, wlll put on a ludlcrous act entltled "Baby Days." The 500 pounds of comody seon In an net of thls title is almost sure to be hllarlous. Gardnor and Stoddard, in "Vaude? ville Frivolitles," have a turn, in whlch muslc and comedy blend ln Just tho rlght proportions. Roberts, Hayes and Roberts, ln "The Cowhoy, tho Swoll and the Lady," present an act that ls sald to be a blg laugh-winner. Otto Brothers, German comedlans and dancors, and the Rinaldos, com? edy hoop rollers, are others on tho blll that is golng to make a record at tho Colonial thls weok. Manager Hlll each week endeavor. to provlde somo act that wlll espe? cially appeal to chlldren, and on the curront blll wlll be seen Raffln's mon keys. Theso anlmals have amused thousands at the New ' York Hlppo drome. New plctures of tho lcinctograph close the bill, as usual. At thc Mujestlc. The Mnjestlc presents a. dlfferent class of show thls week.' as comparod wlth the splendlil blll of last wook. Harry Bell and May Rlchards, comedy musical artlsts, are tho headllners. They have just complotort a tour of tho Pennsyl Majestic Theatre. EASTER WEEK Harry Bell?May Richards, Comedy Musical Artlsts. Miss Hilda Le Roy Tha 1'leaslnii Soubrette. Mattnees, 2i30 and 3:30. NI-htH, 7:1(5, 8:11s and Oilfi, Adnils.lon, 10 conti. Soe thla waolc'a plctures. TUESDAY CLUB OFFER "JEHOVAH" and GRAND OPERA, Tuasrtfty nnd "Wcdnc. day Nlghts, RofiirnuiM' Opot'tt Hnll, Graiit est colored .liiK.l'B ot eountry compoan nnat Cliorua, ICOt orohoatrtt, H0. Mnnn, Crump Oriffln, Mnlba, Do i.yimu, Iltiulicli, l'ml Ed. ElliB. Jr., conduotor, AdmlaBlon, ?_ am 3BO. i i *?* ? '?_ -.. ??? ?? JOII.V T. IHIRKE. JANET lil'MiAIl. vanla vaudeville clrcult and come South for a run of several weeks. Tho clip? pings from the Pennsylvanla papers are vory compllmentnry. The other number on the hlll ls Miss |Hilda Le Roy, who ls billed as the pleasing soti brette. Tho majestlcograph wlll pic? turo a new serles of the world ln mo? tlon. Two niatlnees wlll bc given Hnn ter Monday and the usual performanccs durlng the week. BASEBALL Richmond vs. Roanoke BROAD STREET PARIC SATURDAY, APRIL 1STH. MONDAY, APRIL 20TH, TUESDAY, APP.II, 21ST, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22D. Admlssion, 2_e. Grandstand, 15e. IE Richmond^ Popular Playhouse ? Matinees Tues., Thurs. and Saturday SPECIAL MATINEE EASTER MONDAY CHAS. E. BLANEY Offers the Famous Irish Singcr A NEW ROMANTIC IRISH PLAY Hear O'Hara Sing "My Mary's Heart is Irish," "Mavourneen," "See Saw." WHERE SOCIETY GOES." WeekCommencing EASTER M0NDAYMAT1NEE April 20 DWARD J. C0NN01LY & CO. Prespiitlng the Iiciiutiful Soulliern IMnylet, ' "MARSE COVINGTON." TOM MOORE, II SCOTT and WILSON Slnglng the I.ntewl Coon Songa. Clever Acrolinlle OoniedliiiiM. IntrodiielniC tlieir Orl_.lniU lilen, "VAUDE VILLE FRIVOLITIES.' ROBERTS, HAYES AND ROBERTS A G-Cllt Trlo of PIlNMAKEllS nnd DANCERS. THE RINALDOS IKINETOGRAPH Mnrvcloim' Hoon Rollers. I.nli'wt nnd Hcst VlewH. -xi AND AN ATTRACTIVE FEATURE FOR TIIE CIII.jDKEX. A AVoiulcrful Group of PERFOHM-NG S1MIANS.