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.. . . . . .. . . . . . .. .. ... .. ....... .. - - - - -li i - - - - - - ii - - - EIIAt The Play Houses .E-------- " + + ,++ + .1.+ + + + gOSAR SELWYN'S GREAT COM. EDY, 'THE COUNTRY BOY." The theatreg'. rs of Ne1r Orleans ia nideed fortunate in having pre sated to them all next week at the Tamle Theatre, beginning Sunday lnght, Edgar Selwy n's great comedy S"~Is The ('ountry Boy." The play was a hit the very first night of ts proeduction in New York and ran ll last season on Broadway. It Is an -ther play of "The Fortune Hunter' type and the cri'tivs are unanimous in their approval of it. Its success is e to its realism. It is a picture S-lthfully drawn by a man who knows I- subject. Broadway, The Great Whit3 Way, is rtepresented as it really o o. as it is imagined to be. To SBose acquainted as well as to those ' =acquainted with New York life, "The Soatry Boy" should prove an inter ' daag study and should furnish an appeal of the most vital kind. The dory of "The Country Boy" is that of a outh who goes to New York to win lae and fortune. His lack of suc as at home he attributes to the limi atioas of a small town. He leaves behind a charming home, a good moth er sad a dear little sweetheart, but in be whirl of city life into which he gumgedtely plunges, he loses sight it his ambition, falls into the meshes d a unscrupulous city girl who calm. y tarua him down when his money is al gone and his business opportuni i sacrificed for her. At last, all hope gone, begins to think of suicide a his only escape from trouble. But `."ttely for him a newspaper man taes him in hand just at the psycho. isuisal moment and succeeds in re Sialig him to his original self respect ºadt ethusiasm. Together the two re pir to the boy's country home, where hfy start life over again on the prin ieple that "no man is a failure until it admits it himself." They start a awspaper and win the respect of the "gatilty and finally Tom wins the had of the girl he left behind, who has believed in him all the time. The play teems with character studies of The Oreat White Way with its typical habitues and as contrast we see the healthy, sturdy American particularly ladligeous to the small country town Bary B. Harris has given the play a superb production. Every detail is wdertplly worked out with perfect Melity. The cast is specially select Se. It includes such well-known play as he Ithel Clayton, Helen Hilton ]erN Elberts, Kate Donnelly, Mrs ChGa G. Craig, Marion Stephenson, I& Mles, H. Dudley Hawley, George "fjS Joseph Kaufman, Walter Al Is Alfred Moore, Jack J. Horwits, $:igs Wonder and J. Hartman Roe ADAM'S HATS. THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST," AilU rope was scoured by Henry Image and his agents in the for the principal singers for rpoduction of Puccini's grand "The Girl of the Golden West," he will offer at the Dauphine Dee. 14, 15 and 16. ees teUt with one or two alter to the principal artists, be se , e. 8o that he is prepared to a ,entire change of principals e coaecutive performances. In - M3tter of conductors he was al 5 epalent. While the principal I- Maestro Giorgo Polacco, of ad d Milan, a friend and co it the composer, Mr. Savage alternates when occasilon re Be has fully seventy cboris or the most part, are grad musical colleges from va-e Iar1t of America, and a grand ttestra of fifty skilled musi Meyond this there is a small 4t Workmen in the soenic and departments to handle the s ooery and effects. The or also carrfis a car which is B the picturesque California A special train of ten cars is to transport the production from city to city. No such of grand opera has ever be. oalered outside of the metro opera houses and the coat of it would stagger the or - edacer. Those who reeme* -ln'eg's beautiful productions Sand Madame Butterfly will ha- d to believe that in magul eqaupment "The Girl of the West" far surpaeses either of e atlay a good-si4sed fortune of thought sad prepar sabecription sale, of ata at the box olee add when eceompaled by e will be caleally filled in the ~eir reoipt. of pries range from . 4ON7S A AnUL I "THE WHITE SQUAW"-CRES. I CENT. The Boston Post says, of the Cana dian-American romantic drama "The White Squaw," which recently played an engagement in that city: "It Is a highly Interesting story it. which there is no villain, but a strong love interest and some exciting mo ments. "The plot tells of two sisters, one of whom has been stolen by the In dians and brought up in 'a savage state. Indeed, she believes she is of Indian blood. When arrived at ma turity. she meets her sister, who is a modeirn society woman, and the dis covery of the relationship and their reconciliation form the basis of the narrat:ve. "It I.: quite out of the ordinary and seemed to please the large audience, not alone on account of the scenes and incidents, but by the picturesqueness of the details, which were very real istic. The period of the play is 100 years ago ih the Michigan forests and the characters are trappers and fron teirsmnen. The author, Della Clarke. has woven into her play much genuine comedy and there are numerous incidents which excite laughter as well as pa thos. It was admirably acted by al well-selected company headed by Clara Greenwood." "The White Squaw" will be present ed at the Crescent Theatre on Sun day, Dec. 10th, for one week. r"l 'i 4 " :R. SCENE FROM -THE COUINTRY .BOY"--TULANE THEATRE. COMING SHOWS. Tulane. At the Tulane Theatre, beginning Sunday evening, December 17th, Rich ard Carle will be seen in the latest of his mnusical comedies, for which he finds the title of "Jumping Jupiter." Mr. Carle is amusing after his own fashion, and he brings along a com pany, the excellence of which is not lightl;r to be overlooked. Principal of these is Edna Wallace Hopper, who sings very pleasantly, wears some handsome gowns* and shows her self to be pretty much of a comedi enne. The plece tells an entertaining story of a skin doctor, whose wife is suffer ing from the toothache. He is Invited to a wedding, and accepts, leaving his better half to fight the pains of the throbbing molar alose. The brigs groom, for purposes of his own, finds it convenient to introduce a handsome young woman as the wife of the pro feesor. Everything seems to be run aing ralog smoothly until the profes sor's wile.uaexpectedly recovers, and Joins her spouse. This creates obvi ous embarrassing difculties, which are solved by the professor inducing his newly-found wife to pose as a maid. Mr. Carle is the author of the piece, rd hat aagsaed to slip in a great ma brlgt ges#, althoush there also are a eow whic are re~mnlseent. Te re m xa mesleal nadmrs, all ol whish de i sc esehy style. The hes 1s sem thln "sp to sl." srial estuens ave beea s mell 4I "THE \VHITE SQL'UAW." AT THE CRESCENT. WILLIAM BECK, Who Will Be Heard in One at the Principal Roles in Henry W. Savage's Proaceton of the Grand Opera In Englsh--"The Girl of the Golden West"-Dinphise Theatre, Des 14, 15, 18. I)I - . . , .. . . -.o `s a-. -. ,.'% S * .. ~ ··, b ..Pi.> •,J . . -... 4! 1· IRENE DANIEL, " Leadiug Lady, With the Season's Biggest Sensation, "The Common Law" Dmuphine Theatre, Dec. 10, 11, 12, 13. ed. anld the ensembles art amonI g the best ntumbers in the production. Sce1io ally,. the piece leaves little to he dtlsired. M.r. ('arle has not I nll seez i i all offerin_ for some tirmei which gi es him a better oplortunity to indulge his usual uannerisms with good effect. 1Ih e idently knows rather well jus'. what sort of a production is best. suit ed to is own talents. -I Crescent. \ the M~1rcy oof Tiberius" is the pla. that will hold the boards at the ('rest t for tlie wek of l)lcetnlber I th. This is its secontld presentation in Nct Orleans and our playgoers have Iben looking forward to it with a grew: deal of interest. The play is a dtraratization of the book of the same r alne and is called a sister play to "St. Elno," for the reason that the books were written by the same tal enuted woman. Augusta Evans Wilson. ('harles ('arver in collaboration with Vaughn (:laser made the stage ver sion. Miss Eleanor .Montell, who has ad mireri by the hundreds among our play-ukers, appears as the winsome he'oli,,. This part gives her great op portunities and needless to say, she takes advantage of all the chances. She is a beautiful young woman and it is m delight to listen to her reading. Richard Tucker is seen as Lennox Dunbar, and makes an ideal stage lover. His scene in the third act is especially well handled. All the com pany are worthy of mention. Mr. Glaser has spared no expense in mounting the play. The last act is one of the finest examples of the scenic artist's art that has been seen in a production of this kind. The en gagement at the Crescent will be at popular prices, with the customary matinees on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Dauphine. Foutded upon both the basic princi ples of both "the Divine" and "Com mon Law" marriages, with every word and action pointing toward morality, Montgomery E. Brewster is offering a problem play which is the talk of the country. "The Common Law" is out of the ordinary. Being built upon a theme of which the subject is a thousand years old, it has never before been put into a play. The Common Law is a love story, but unlike most love stories in a play, the author gas shown the love of a sister for a brother. Her love is so great that she would save him from prison at the cost of her womanhood and virtue. 'The circum stances which force themselves into the life of Jane Adams, a poor sculpt ress, who is prevailed upon by Cyril Blake, a diamond merchant, to sell herself into a common law life, forms theme which is the most virile and realistie ever before seen in the his tqry of the drama. In selecting Irene Daniel to portray the charseter of Jane Adams, Mr. Tulane IIEC, 10 Every Night at 8:15, and Wednesday and Saturday Mat nees at 2. "THE COUNTRY BOY" CR EN BEGINNING10 UUESCLl SUNDAY, DEC, 10 Every Night, and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Matinee. "THE WHITE SQUAW" Orpheum THEATER K Advanced Vaudeville Performance every afternoon at 2:15. Every evening at 8:15. NIGHT PRICES, 10c, 25c, 50c, 75c. BOX, $1.00 MATINEES DAILY . . . . . . . . . 10c, 25c, 50c. 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'PHONE "Algiers 48" About your Plumbing Work We Will Do the Rest J. Bodenger, Pres. Algiers Cornice & Plumbing Wks. Brewster could not have found a wom. an better suited for this type of work and character, for she uses natural- i ness in her lines, that makes the character simplicity itself. Words are inadequate to describe I the tense feeling that comes over one in the last act, where they see a young woman struggling in the mesh es that ensnare her, trying to extri cate herself from the proffered propo sition which would mean a life which would be a thousand times worse than death to any woman. Of all of the problem plays up to now none have carried the heartfelt interest as does the Common Law, for its about the things that thrill you every day, and as Cyrus Townsend, who witnessed the initial performance, said, "If more plays like The Common Law were produced, they would have a tendency to uplift humanity and make a better world." The Common Law will be produced at the Dauphine Theatre, four nights and a matinee, commencing Sunday December 10th; that is, Sunday, day, Tuesday, Wednesday night Wednesday matinee.