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Mondav, October 29, 1906.
THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES PAGE FIVE. i -'.-7 4 t THEATRICAL NOTES. It K -1 1 1 It" I XTKHESTS OX-THEATERGOERS Thousands upon thousands of people who seldom visit a playhouse are crowding the Chicago Auditorium nightly to see "Ben-Hur." The keen Interest they manifest in its enactment causes regret that more plays of this character are not in existence. "Ben Hur" with its lustrous Star of Bethle hem, its camels and chariot st-eds, its oriental trappery ami splendor of the gorgeous cast is one of the most elab orate spectacles ever staged, and yet the appeal of General Wallace's re-ligio-hlstoric romance is not to the eye and the ear alone, but to the heart. Through all the scenes of wondrous beauty, through the vivid portrayal of the exciting Incidents of the dawn of Chrisianity, the plain, simple story of "The Man of Calvary" Is brought home with all-compelling force. The Star of Bethlehem, the adoration of the "Wise Men, the heart-throbbing tale of the meeting of Christ with Ilur, the greetings of the great multitude on the Mount of Olives and the final miracle of the cleansing of the lepers these are some of the incidents of "Ben Hur" which separate it from other plays and make it in its grandeur stand apart. Special attention is being given to the public of this vicinity who are de sirous of witnessing this mighty play. It is advisable to write well in ad vance for seats so that desirable loca tions may be secured. Mail orders with remittances addressed to Mr. Mil ward Adams, dlcertor Auditorium thea ter, Chicago, will receive prompt at tention. The scale of prices for night performances and Saturday matinees is $1.50 and $1.00 for the lower floor; $1.00 and 75 cents for the balcony and 50 cents for the gallery. While at the Wednesday matinee the entire lower floor is $1.00; entire balcony, 75 cents, gallery 50 cents. No performance of "Ben-Hur" Is ever given on Sunday. "Age cannot wither nor custom stale" the attractions possessed by the best of Swedish dialect plays, "Ole Ol son." Year in and year out, for more than a decade, "Ole" has been presented to the theater-going public and Its popularity has never waned. Other Swedish characters have come upon the scene, but none of them can vie with "Olson" in the regard of the pub lic and it stands unique in its JIne like Hip Van Winkle and I'ncle Joshua Whitcomb. "Ole" will be presented at the Towle opera house, Sunday, Nov. 4, by the Northland singer, Ben Hendricks, with his budget of new songs and yodels. Mr. Hendricks makes his Pinging a feature and those who have heard him know that a thor oughly clever and artistic performance is assured. The company is the same that has presented the play this season in New York, Brooklyn, Boston, St. Louis and other cities. rz i a MM f-L u u u i ? i Skating every might and Saturday and. tamoay Afternoons - i 1 FRED HEINTZ, Proprietor GEX. WALLACE'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. To the many personal friends, ac quaintances and admirers of General Lew Wallace, the announcement that his autobiography has just been placed on the market by Harper & Bros, will be of Interest. With a dramatized ver sion of his "The Prince of India" oc cupying the attention of New York and "Ben-Hur" that of Chicago at the Auditorium theater, this interest is accentuated. The last years of Gen eral Wallace's many-sided career were spant in the preparation of his re markable story, under the old beech tree at his home in Crawfordsville, where "Ben-Hur" was written, the General transcribed his career on the diverse fields of arms, letters, politics and diplomacy. The book is rich in reminiscence, several chapters being devoted to his literary labors, in which he recounts how "Ben-Hui" the book which has been read by an innumerable company and the drama which has been witnessed by more than five million people came to be written and later dramatized. The story is a force ful presentation of the man himself, an intensely individualistic character and one of the most picturesque per sonalities of our times. LOW RATES TO PACIFIC COAST. Via Chicago, Milwaukee A Railway. St. Paul Colonist tickets, good in tourist sleeping cars will be sold from Chi cago to Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other Pacific coast points for $33. August 27 to October 31 inclusive. Reduced rates to hundreds of other points west and northwest. Folder descriptive of through train service and complete in formation about routes will be sent on request. E. G. HAYDEN, Traveling Passenger Agent. 426 Superior Ave., N. W. Cleveland. Change of Cars. On Nov. 19 the Wabash, in connec tion with the Iron Mountain T. & P., I. & G. N. and the National Lines of Mexico, will resume its Mexican spec ial service from Chicago to the City of Mexico, leaving Chicago at 9:17 p. m., every Monday and Thursday. The Mexican special consists of sleepers, observation cars and dining cars. Oniy three days on the road. Write for Il lustrated printed matter and full in formation. F. II. Tristram, A. G. P. A., 97 Adams street, Chicago. Have your prescriptions and family receipts filled in our drug department, by registered pharmacists. We use only the very best grades of drugs and chemicals and always fill them just as your doctor wishes, at very reasonable prices. Lion 'Store Drug Department. 10-20-2t S in n cr? Every performance of the new and greater "Ben-Hur," which whs success fully launched at the Chicago audi torium on the evening of Oct. 15, las ben witnessed by several thousand people, and the present engagement bids fair to prove the most successful in the history of General Wallace's Biblical romance. As presented at the Auditorium tl is soul-stirring drama is the most impressive demonstration of spectacle. It is the seeming culmina tion of all the possibilities of theatri cal mechanism and effects the final word in lighting, the management of str.ge crowds and the arrangement of stage illusions. Because of tht spa ciousness and character of the house, "Ben-Hur" at the Auditorium assumes a heightened dignity and religious at mosphere. Nowhere el3e is there so great an organ to lend the beauty of its tones to the magnificent musical settings that Edgar Stillman Kelley has given the Wallace play. And no where el3e could that great and thrill ing chariot race be run with five four horse chariots. Before it was transformed into a play "Ben-Hur" claimed the critical atten tion of almost all the reading world, and the consensus of opinion was that in the elements of originality and pow er it excelled all other fiction in the re ligious field. Its dramatization has substantitated that opinion for al though now ia its eighth season, the two thousandth performance of the drama on Monday, Oct, 22, while only drama on Monday Oct. 22 was witnessed by four thousand people (the capacity of the auditorium), while only two thousand were in attendance at the premier at the Broadway theater, New York, Nov. 29th, 1899. Special attention of those who intend witnessing "Ben-Hur" is called to the fact that at the evening performances the curtain is raised precisely at 8 o'clock and at the Wedensday and Sat urday matinee at 2 o'clock. The per formance begins with the beautiful prelude, "The Star of Bethlehem," and in order not to mar its awe-inspiring effect, late comers are not seated until the end of this scene. AT THE GARRICK. De Wolf Hopper with Marguerite Clark and all the C-id favoiites will come to the Garrick theater for two weeks beginning Sunday, Oct. 2S, in the great comic opera success, "Happy land," and a sumptuous revival of the great success, "Wang." Happyland can be. considered a clas sic in the matter of thorough enter tainment. The story, particularly plausible for a comic opera, is immensely amusing, and being devoid of all slap stick and bombastic incongruities, sets a stand ard in the mater of later days opera. Thn late Frederick Rankin, certainly erected a theatrical monument for him self when he wrote ic. The story is a mythical land of Klys ia where everyone is so happy that its king is bored to death, and is on the lookout tor trouble. He finds it; for at the opening of the play the king 151 . -1 mm i! Si lls Don't Fail to Hear Judge Political Issues From a Everybody of Altruria (which is the adjacent principality) demands for his daughter the hand of the king of Elysia's heir. As this interesting party happens to be a girl, who meets, promptly falls in love with the crown prince of Fcrtunia (another nearby kingdom) many com plications naturally ensue which give the king of Elysia all the excitement that he seeks. Rankin's scenes are never remlnscent. his songs permit much in the way of personal accom plishment and his ensembles tell a story in an unusual fashion. Reginald DeKoven, his callaborator, who wrote "Robin Hood," also aimed high, with the result that melodies are captivat ing and interesting. The production is beautiful in the extreme and absol vPv Waa istfttil I if 111 liHH WILL I ;3 M AT 8 O'CLOCK P. M. nvited, Especially the utely perfect in the matter of detail, they are feasts for the eye. The large company comes in for its share of the general result and admiration, for it Is not a case of simply "Girls," "Girls," "Girls," out a large aggregation of choral artists, who seem to consider their work of as much importance tnd who labor as hard and faithfully as does the star. Taken all together "Happyland" is one jingling ripple of genuine enjoy ment and the announcement that on the forthcoming visit last season this company, which practically remains in tact, will again portray their respective assignments, is welcome news indeed. During the latter part of the engage ment a gorgeous revival of that per B- r1 I5W ml Mi m BE AT flpTrfniP ?P Crumpacker Discuss the Republican Standpoint Laboring ennial success, "Wang," will be given. "Wang" has probably outlived a large majority of the latter day operas, and rightly too, for it permits of legitimate buffonery, in which Mr. Hopper excells. 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