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The herald. [volume] (New Orleans, La.) 1905-1953, December 07, 1911, Image 5

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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
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 .
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
"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
"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
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
"The White Squaw" will be present
ed at the Crescent Theatre on Sun
day, Dec. 10th, for one week.
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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
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
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
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.
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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.
\ 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
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
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
"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
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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
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.

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