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POLI PLAYERS
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TWO PERFORMANCES DAILY J
,A THE HIFPOBBOE
WA TO-NIGHT & TO-MORROW
OF THEATRES
POLI'S
"The Masqueraders" opening at
Poli's theatre today is the most unique
o all the comedy musical offerings
that brains of New York and the east
has been able to concoct. It is new,
ii is tuneful and it embodies the
great feature theme of impersonation.
All of New York's celebrities are imi
tated and caricatured. There are im
personations of national figures, and
patriotism is shown in many sur
prising days. This bis act will bring
to Bridgeport a genial change from
the ordinary run of song and dance.
On the screen pretfy Mae Marsh,
heroine of "Polly of The Circus," is
again seen in a Goldeyn production
whi ' has all the care usually be
sto. by that company on detail.
Under the title "Cinderella Nan" she
is given an opportunity to play a dif
fident character which has force.
There Is great depth of interest .in
this latest offering with a modicum
of comedy.
The Military Four, come to Poli'a
as an added attraction. This dancing
and drilling act is patriotically prime,
swift and in scenic aid, gives another
Inovel touch to the entertainmeni
portion of Bridgeport's life today.
Banamure . troupe of Japanese
tumblers, ballancers and whirlwind
acrobats, are known the world over.
They come to Bridgeport Just prior to
a tour of the continent.
Green & Parker, distinctively orig
inal comedians, are seen in a sketch
entitled "At The Station." There are
600 laughs in the time allotted here.
Guest & Newlin, song, dance and
patter artists, have a conception that
startles, amuses and convulses au
diences. With the latest release of animated
news, photography from all parts of
the world, Poli audiences receive three
distinct performances vaudeville,
photoplay and "educational at the
price of one admis sion.
LYRIC
PLAZA
'A Soul of Trust," Triangle special
super-production in seven acts with
Belle Bennett and J. Barney Sherry,
is booked as one of the big attractions
at the Plaza for the first half of the
week commencing with today's matinee.
"A Soul in Trust" is a compelling'.
vivid dramatic tale of life in Wash
ington society and politics.
"The New Doctor," an unusually-
funny musical comedietta with'cast of
seven, incluiuling- Tommy Toner, Win
nie Wall, Morris Harding and several
pretty chorus girls, will headline a
bright and snappy vaudeville bill.
Cantwell, Wright and Martin, a trio
of merrymakers with voices that har
monize exquisitely, will have a prom
inent spot to fill, while Sophie and
Harvey Everett, who are old favorites
here, will offer their new skit entitled
"The Pollies of lAdam and Eve."
Arthur Madden, a yery clever lad
with some new songs and clever dance
interpolations, completes the vaude
ville arad) with several comedy films of
merit, the bill should prove a drawing
card of no little moment.
HIPPODROME
Thrills and heart Interest abound
In the masterly five-part Fox supeF
featurep lay, "The Conqueror," which
heads the programs offered at the
Hippodrome theatre, Stratford ave
nue between Carroll and Wilmots,
tonight and tomorrow evening.
William Farnum, the stage and
screen star supreme is the featured
player in this masterplay that un
folds the stirring tale of a young
backwoods boy who battled against
all odds.
WEST END
"The Daughter of Mother Machree"
vill be the attraction which the Poli
Players will present at the Dyric thea
tre during this week beginning with
the matinee this afternoon. Unlike
some of the productions which have
been given at this popular playhouse
recently, which have been mostly in
a humorous vein, the presentation this
week is a comedy of contrasts, con
taining an clement of drama which
v.Ul please the most fastidious. The
lines are filled with situations which
are calculated to produce both tears
end laughter and the play, as a whole,
while not of the sex problem variety,
contains a lesson and a moral not
alone for mothers and daughters but
for the fathers and sons as well.
The production tells a story of a
pretty Irish girl who has spent most
of her life on the East Side of New
York and is suddenly transposed to
the castle of an earl on the Emerald
Tsle. Here she is expected to con
form to the customs of the ladies of
a high class which goes decidedly
against her grain. When it is sug
gested that money is superior to love
Sally O'Brien toalks and informs her
tutors in no uncertain language that
for her real love can not be replaced
by wealth no matter of what magni
tude. The role of Sally will be taken
by Miss Warda Howard, the well
known leading lady of the Poli Play
ers, and she is given an unlimited
enportunity of displaying her versa.-
tHity of talent. In memorizing this
part Miss Howard has worked dur
ing every moment of her spare time
as it is one of the largest she has
been called upon to study since her
arrival in Bridgeport. That she has
mastered it was shown at the re
' hearsals and it is a foregone conclu
sion that she will give a good account
of herself during each presenta
tion. "The Daughter of Mother Machree"
requires a full cast augmented by
several special people. Dudley
Ayers will be seen as William Homer,
and Miss Carrie Lowe will portray
the part of Sally's mother. The play
requires four acts beginning with the
Sally Shop on the East Side after
which the audience is taken for a trip
with Sally to the estate of Lord Bel
more ' in County Wicklow. Ireland,
where an attempt is made to make a
real lady of Sally.
Billie Burke in "The Land of
Promise," a Paramount feature in
five acts from the famous stage play
that packed New York theatres for
months and which was the talk of its
season, is the feature attraction at
the West End theatre tonight and to-
Tonight the annual celebration of
the feast of St. Patrick, patron saint
of Ireland, will be observed at the
Colonial ball room in Fairfield ave
nue with the annual ball. This occa
sion will afford pleasure for every
one who likes dancing, whether of
Irish birth or descent, or not Mur
ray's orchestra will furnish excellent
music, the dancing will continue until
2 o'clock in the morning, there will
be a big crowd and a good time. The
Lenten rules are relaxed for this oc
casion, and many who do not dance
at other times during Lent will take
advantage of this occasion. Admis
sion will be at the usual popular
prices.
NO CELEBRATION
OF MARDI GRAS
Paris, March 18 Mardl Gras again
passed uncelebrated and' aloibst un-
perceived in Paris. The traditional
pancake, victim of M. Boret's flour
restrictions, was absent this year, and
,the high cost of paper made confetti
rare. The children and the recruits
of the contingent of 1918 celebrating
their acception by the medical exam
iners had the streets to themselves.
The only real celebrations were
among the Chinese munition workers
whose celestial New Year came with
the opening of the carnival. Several
thousands of them, divided into
groups, were treated to free exhibi
tions at the circuses and cimemas,
while real Chinese celebrations were
organized at the refectories of the dif
ferent contingents. Chinese ' 'feasts
were served and presents distributed
as nearly in accord with custom at
home as possible. But the Chinese
celebrate too quietly to make their
festival at all resemble the Mardi Gras
of other days in Paris.
ST. PATRICK'S NIGHT
ANNUAL BALL
Colonial Ball Ttoom. Fairfield Avenue
MONDAY, MARCH 18
Dancing until 2 a. m.
Murray's Orchestra
Admission 35 Cents All Welcome
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MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
THREE SHOWS DAILY
2:006:15 AND 8:15
Belle Bennett
WITH J. BARNEY SHERRY
IX THE 7 ACT DRAMA OF LIFE IX
WASHINGTON SOCIETY AND POLITICS
TOMMY TONER
AND BIG CAST WINNIE WALL
INCLUDING MOB.BJS HARDING
IN A NEW MUSICAL FARCE
A GIRL ACT UNIQUE ELABORATE WARDROBE
TO-NIGHT & TO-MORROW
Fox Super Feature Production
THE SCREEN STAR SUPREME
And An AU Star Cast In The Drama of
Heart Throbs and Thrills
eror
The Greatest Motion Picture Farnum Has As Xet
Appeared In. A Wonder Play
DIFFERENT ASTOUNDING VTRILE DRAMA
INDIVIDUAL JEWEL AMONG SILENT
DRAMAS LAUDABLE UNUSUAL STUPEN
DOUS THRILLING INTENSE GREAT! !
DON'T MISS IT.
DON'T MISS IT.
CANTWELL, WRIGHT & MARTIN
A TRIO YOU'LL ENJOY EVERY MINUTE
fa
i SOPHIE & HARVEY EVERETT
I PRESENTING "THE FOLLIES OF ADAM AND EVE"
Arthur Madden
SONGS, DANCES, FUN
'Coward's Courage"
TRIANGLE COMEDY
EMPIRE
JJirector J. Searle Dawley, who was
responsible for the direction of the
famous "Snow White" - picture, star
ring Marguerite Clark, has recently
directed the same star in still anoth
er fairy tale, this time an adaptation
of his own from one of the Hans An
derson -fairy tales classics for chil
dren and grown-ups alike. The ex
cellent cast includes Richard Barthel
mess, Daisy Belmore, William Dan
forth, Augusta Anderson, and others.
As the Princess Tweedledee, who
saves her seven brothers from a ter
rible fate. Miss Clark' has created one
ol the most winsome and whimsical
roles of her entire career.- "The
Seven Bwans," as the production has
been named, will be shown at the
Emplr theatre, tonight
Irish Masquerade & Mardi Gras
Bropklawn Dancing Pavilion
TWO CASH PRIZES
1st for Bes. d Colleen 2nd for Best Made Up Paddy
CONTINUOUS DANCING
MALONE'S & STAPLETON'S ORCHESTRAS
ADMISSION BO CENTS
TAKE STRATFIELD CAR '
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, TO-DAY AND TO-MORROW
Jidolph Zukor
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TheSeven Swans
Adaptedand directed by
J.SearleDawley
STAGING THAT SEEMS IMBUED WITH
MAGIC AND STORY THAT WILL MAKE YOUR
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MATINEES DAILY
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TRAVEL FESTIVAL
ALASKA - CHINA
THRILLING TESTS OF GIGANTIC
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FEATURES
I'IMCJ-.S rslaliiiee, 2,"m; iir.d 35c; Evening, 2oc, 35c and 50c.
All Seats Reserved.
THURSDAY -
DAILY MATINEES
FRIDAY - SATURDAY
26th ANNIVERSARY 26th
AL REEVES (YOUR OLD PAL) BEAUTY
SHOW
Featuring a cast unsurpassed in the history of burlesque, backed up
(.y a beautiful young chorus of 20 ladies. WTe do not guarantee seats
unless bought in advance. -
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TO-NIGHT
TO-NIGHT
TO-NIGHT & TO-MORROW MATINEE & NIGHT
BILLIE BURKE
By Arrdogeinent With Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
''The Land of Promise"
5 ACTS 5
From the Earnons Stage Flay .That Packed New York Theatres far
Months It Was the Talk of Its Season. Special Matinee, Tuesday,
2:30 p. m.
WEDDING BELLS AND ROARING LIONS
' 2 REEL WM. FOX SUNSHINE COMEDY

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