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The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, November 28, 1896, Image 4

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JOHN DOWDEN, Jr., Manager.
"At Gay Coney Island' clayed to very
good bueinets at tho Funke last Friday
night. Mathews and Bulger are good
comedians and they were ably supported
by a talented company. The audience
and the playera were en rapport from
the beginning. But when Josie DeWitt,
who had been changing her costume
every five minutes, and appear in tighta
and gauzy skirts started to play a violin,
tho audience began to writhe and ehircr
in anticipatory agony. Tho violin was
attached to a soiled blue satin ribbon
and suggested hayrides, hammocks,
divans and the summer girl in her most
harrowing moments. When she began
to play ihe soubrette the soubrctto dis
appeared and the artist, tho virtuosa,
stood in her place. If I could be what
Josie DeWitt ran be I would not bo
what sho is. Her violin is a fine instru
ment and Bhe played upon it with true
fine technique and deep musical feeling.
Tho tone she got out of it was round and
full and tender. She received six or
seven recalls and sho deserved them.
It is hardly probablo that tho present
theatrical season will bring to this city
an attraction so popular, both in Eng
land and America, as Sydney Grundy'e
"Sowing the Wind," which will be pro
duced under the direction of Julius
Cahn at the Lansing theatre tonight, for
one night only. Its theme is the rela
tion of sexes toward each other and
their mutual responsibility for tho pres
ervation of virtue and purity. Rosa
mond, a beautiful ard dashing concert
singer of London, is loved by Ned
Anneeley, a young man of good family,
and the adopted sou of one Brabazon.an
new and beautiful Empire theatre, built
at a cost of nearly half a million, was
crowded with the best known people in
society and art circles, for besides tho
interest in tho new theatre, said to bo
the most luxurious in America, people
were curious as to the play in which an
author wholly unknown to the public
Mr. Franklin Fyles was to mako dram
atic debut Tho play opened well, the
mingling of stirring war incidents with
social frivolity and fun of life at a
frontier post of the far west, sufficing to
keep tho audience well interested. But
it was only at the end of the second act,
where the human interest becomes in
tense, and a brave man is allowed to fall
Saturday Night, November 28,
Tlie Greoteat o oU Plo"S.
Presented in. m JSwneiro Manner,
A. Great Oast.
aristocratic old gentleman of rigid ideas
and social caste. Brabazon in hisyoucger
days has been involved with a certain
Helen Gray, whom he was not permit
ted to marry because of her lower posi
tion in the social scale. Their final
separation occurred before the child
was born, and Brabazon 'never learned
of her birth.
The climax, of course, is followed by
the true relationship between Rosamond
and Brabazon being made known to
them and the curtain drops. Mr.Grundy
has pat sufficient comedy into his play
to properly balance the deep pathos of
the plot, and a number of grotesque
but well drawn characters assist in the
development of the story.
Ono night only. Prices 81, 75c, 50c
and 25c Seats now on sale at theatre
box office.
x is about to shoot his own daughter (at
The first night, four years ago, of the her request) in order to save her from
new famous play, "The Girl I Left Be- the savages, the final appearance of the
bind Mc," which comes to the Lansing rescuing troops in the nick of time -all
theatre next Wednesday evening Decern- this was admirably done and evoked
ber 2, for one night only, was one of the literally thunders of applause. Thecur
aaost memorable in recent years. The tain had to be raised again and again
THEME-Sex Against Sex
Don't Iail to See it.
PrioesJl,00,Sc, SOc, 25o
Seats on sale at theatre. Box office.
iMxe Iansine: Theatre.
One Night Only,
under the one unpardonable sin in a
soldier, cowardice, that people began to
be excited; from that point until tho
close of the third "act the excitement
rose. The great third act scene in tho
stockade at Post Kcnnion was upon the
whole the most stirring of its kind wit
nessed upon the stage in recent years. It
opens very quietly. It is early dawn in
the stockade. A few score of devoted
men are waiting for the onslaught of
the rekskins, who for days have sur
rounded the camp. Worse than all
there are women there whose fate these
brave men cannot think of without a
shudder of horror. The manner in
which the incidents of this long and
splendid act is wouund up the sus
pense and terror, the futile parley with
the enemy, the weird and awful war
songs of the Indians in the distance, the
solemn moment when General Kennion
Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Greatest of all Military Plays.
Presented in the same manner as seen for 400 nights in New York. Endorsed
by the Press, the Public and the United States
Army as the
And All The Original Effects.
PRICES 81 .00, 75c. 50c, and 25c.
Seats on salo Monday Morning, November 30, at theatre box office.
fAiOittST - - f i0RSt
1131 0 Street
Lincoln, Neb
E ill 12 fffi YI.

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