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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 28, 1907)

Gleanings from Chicago Rialto,   p. 13

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September 28, 1907.
U..i..El.     t  &  M  hi  C
Eif. SOTHERN opened a two weeks'
engagement at the Garrick theater
on the evening of Tuesday, Sept.
24, constituting the sole change in the
dramatic situation, except for the usual
shift at the Great Northern. The present
<ngagement of Mr. Sothern marks his
first appearance as an unattached star
inthree years. This week he is appear-
ing as Rodin Raskelnikoff in Laurence
Irving's five-act drama, The Fool Hath
Said in His Heart. The scenes of the
Play, which embodies a discussion of the
problem, "Is murder ever justifiable?"
are laid in and around St. Petersburg in
the year 1905. The drama is founded on
Dostojeffski's novel, Crime and Punish-
ment, and the more notable members of
.1r. Sothern's company are Rowland
Buckatone, Sidney Mather, Frank Rei-
cher, Adolph Lestina, William Harris,
Florence Reed and Mrs. Holcomb. Dur-
ing his engagement Mr. Sothern will be
seen as Francois Willion in If I Were
King, and Hamlet in Shakespeare's trag-
Let a play provoke discussion and in-
variably it is a success. The rule has
held for The Hypocrites, the current at-
traction at Powers', and the playhouse
IS filled nightly by thinking playgoers.
Jessie Millward is giving a brilliant por-
trayal as Mrs. Willmore, in fact, a more
artistic characterization has not recently
been seen on a Chicago stage. Richard
Bennett and the remaining members of
the company are fully capable.    The
Hypocrites is now in its fourth week.
Artie to Close Soon.
Artio is in its last week at the cool
andbreezy Studebaker. Laurence Wheat
tad the s comnpanying  players  of the
Ads play capitulate Sept. 29 to Booth
Tarkigton's nlv play, The Man from
Home in which Will T. Hodge will ap-
sear as chief luminary. The engage-
ment of the Ade piece has been very
ctacful and these last few   perform-
Yes before tie genial, garrulous Artie
hny ais departure are being well at-
tded. In The Man from Home, which
inciden tally is by a fellow  Indianian,
r. Hdge willimpersonate DanielVoor-
es Pike, an untraveled Indiana lawyer
prdegoes to Italy to savehis wardfrom
tarriage with a shabby nobleman.
Victorloore in The Talk    wk  of rk
er tng  te hell at the Colonial, which
crsowvo.-,I nightly with pla ygoers listen-
pto tis Colnan smartness, tunefulness
d clEprlyrics. Victor Moorecontinues
JsPortrayal of Kid Burns, which is a
lassie in its way.  Tiae Talk of New
Yrk is oneiofthe most enerally enjoy-
able and thoroughly pleasing productions
that has  lightened  Chicago hearts in
tnny  day, and is enjoyinga deserved
teward in a success of capacity houses.
The Red Mill continues to please and
crewd thie Grand Opera     house. Mont-
I'omery and Stone are giving   the playa
great vogue, and Ethel Johnason's lithe-
oementss and grace is tine talk of the
town. Edna  assett, wino has replaced
JuliaBruer in tnhe ast, voices the Her-
bertsongs with greater surety than her
iredecessorand theandsomenDilliagham
setting obtains.
Fritzi Scheff is Coming.
Hattie Williams is in the lastweek of
ther aggementatthe Illinois, which has
Praven most successful. The chic com-
,dienn is again singing "My Irish Rosie"
ad "     Waxper shence continue to cause 'em
toWiste wenthey walk out."  Assist-
ith tiss Williams are Henry V. Don-
feiley, James Blakely, Will West, Cor-
ialseFrances and Trixie Jennery. Fritzi
loheff in her former success, Mile. Mo-
'lisle, succeeds The Little Cherub Sept.
The Girl Rangers still attract to the
AnOditoriin the lovers of tuneful music,
irety Dhoristers and beautiful horses.
The pice is in tine last week of its en-
tnageaenonas previous bookings compel it
o vacate to tie Great Mogul Sept. 29.
these Davies and her nighn school horses
aleii    afeatureofthe production, while
ro  hee Tyson's " ant to Send a Post-
Card Itoan" and "Cherry Blossoms,"
fo a by Miss Davies, Van   Rensselaer
Wheeler hnd Wallace Moody, are among
hemost tuneful of the score.
Blanche Walsh is still attracting tile
rowdo to MocVicker's with the Clyde
Fitch draia. Tine Straight Road. Miss
Vasn is giio  a faithfunl portrayal of
IslI 0tHara, the creature of the slums.
ad tl1e suppnorting company is capable.
f.5w Docknener ansi his merry men will
5 ethe next attraction at the Lilt play-
The GIirl Question remains at the La
Salle, where "All Seats Sold" strikes sor-
tow41Into the hearts of prospective view-
`FrsOf tine latest Hougin-Howard-Adamns
llete. L~enora 1(irwin, late of A Knight
for aDay, has replac ed Nena Blake as
the restaurant cashier, and Junie Me-
tre  eorgie Drew  Mendum, Lee Kol-
niar, Billy Robinson and Arthur Sand-
ers continue their clever claracteriza-
A Knight for a Day remains the same
pretty and popular offering at the Whit-
;ney Opera house. John Slavin and
Mabel Hite continue to inspire most
of the laughter, and the Smith-Hub-
bell piece runs on tirelessly.
Melville a Perennial Rose.
RoseMelville in Sis Hopkins, has sup-
planted Hanlon's Superba at the Great
Northnern, and Manager Ebert's play-
house is packed nightly with lovers of
gawky, clever Rose. A season at the
Great Northern without a visit from Sis
Hopkins would be as an exchange editor
without his shears.
Although generally supposed that the
mythical isle as applied to musical com-
edy had been exhausted, the clever ag-
gregation of players at the Pekin are
carrying The Isle of Pines to success.
The Isle of Pines is the work of Billy
Johnson and J. T. Brymn, and the com-
pany includes Mat Marshall, Lawrence
Chenault, J. F. Mores, Lottie Grady, Net-
tie Lewis, Leona Marshall and Beulah
White. The entire production is under
the direction of J. Ed. Green.
Adelaide Keim and her company of
players are employing Annie Russell's
former vehicle, A Royal Family, at the
Bush Temple this week. Miss Keim has
regained her place, if she ever lost it, in
the hearts of north side playgoers, and
the production and musical features are
mest attractive.
Tollgate Inn is the offering this week
at the College theater, where the Pa-
trons' Stock Company is filling the hand-
some playhouse nightly. James Durkin
and Virginia Keating are the leading
players of a company which includes
Morris McHugh, Carrie Clarke Ward, E.
Laurence Lee, Harry Von Meter, T. Eld-
ward McGillan, Smith   Dav ies, LouIise
Raindolph and Jean Adair. The produc-
tions are under the direction of Sedley
Brown and Allan Kelly is the assistant
stage manager.
Panhandle Pete, a musical novelty
adapted from the comic cartoons of
George McManus, is the attraction this
week at the Academy. The entire pro-
du1ction is reared upon the solid founda-
tion of mirth and music, and tinebook is
the work of Willard Holcombe, author
of Rufus Rastus and Now York Town.
'The score is by Sam Lehman, whoper-
petuated Inis fame by writing "Every-
bdy Works But Father," and theentire
production is under the   direction of
James Gorman.
Musical Melodrama Wins.
The Cow-Boy Girl, one of the most
popular musical melodramas, is enjoying
a successful week at the Alhambra. The
piece returns with fresh costumes, many
new musical features and a new sou-
brette. The "Frisky Bronchos," a pony
ballet, and the Boston Girl Tourists are
the features of the performance.
Russell Brothers, John and Jim, peer-
less impersonators of female domestica,
are playing their annual engagement at
the Columbus this week. Charles E.
Bianey is responsible for the piece, and
Jimr Russell will give his famous imita-
tions of Lillian Russell in opera and
Sarah Bernhardt in tragic scenes.
Thurston Hall, who formerly was a
member of the Bush Temple stock com-
pany, is meeting with great success por-
traying the title role in Ben Hur.
Florence Reed, who is E. H. Sothern's
leading woman this season, is a. daughter
of Roland Reed and was a member of
the stock company at the Chicago Opera
house last season.
* * .*
Manager Ellis F. Glickman and his
Yiddish players appeared at two mati-
nee performances Monday and Tues-
day at the Century theater, St. Louis,
this week.   Broken Hearts will be
given on Monday and Queen Sabba on
* * *
Homer Sheridan, who was to have
blazed the way for W. A. and C. P. Eil-
er's ,outheastern company of The King
of the Cattle Ring, was recalled to Cin-
cinnati by the news of his wife's illness,
0. S. Sofield will go in advance in his
place, and Mr. Sheridan will resume
newspaper work in Cincinnati.
* * *
A. G. Olson has gone east to join Ber-
tha Kalich's company. Harrison Grey
Fiske will star Miss Kalich this season
in a repertoire of three plays-Tess of
the D'Urbervilles, Leah Kleschna and
Becky Sharp. It will be remembered
that Miss Kalich played an engage-
ment last season at the Studebaker In
The Kreutzer Sonata.
Klimt & Gazzolo's production of Wil.
lam L. Robert's play. Big Hearted Jim.
has been meeting with universal favor
on the road, and the competent cast
which is headed by Harry Jackson and
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includes BertnaJuliian, Claude Raynond
John J. Just, A. W. Wiles, Roy WaN tson,
P. WV. Smithn, it. Gardner, Fred Hood-
ricks, Elmer Fritz, Myer Richards, Jane
Keckley, Ethel Romain ent La Petite
tLeonitdle, inns been the stibject of favor-
able comeint from   the critics hf te
cities visited. Harry Jackson istnemai-
nger aind proprietor' of tine production
andG.E. Brodson is te advanceagent.
Tine engagement is rumored of Rose
Stal to Will T. Hedge. Mir. Heodge will
be the star of Booth Trkington's drama,
The Man from Home, soon to be pro-
duced at the Studebaker,
* * *
Olive TVhyndan, a member of Will T.
Hodge's Company, is a Chicago      girl,
whose work has metw ith flattering raise
at the hands of tho critics. Miss Winyn-
damiappeared withsXyrle Belloiaf
ties, aind last stummer played with tine
Pabst stock companyat Milwukcee. Miss
Wvhyndam's sister is also an actress, and
icprofessionally known as Janet Beecher.
Wilbur D. Nesbit, co-author of the lib-
retto of The Girl Rangers and a mem-
ber of the staff of the Chicago Evening
Post, has been commissioned   by   Bert
Whitney to write the book of a future
Vhitney production. Mr. Whitney is evi-
dently a firm believer in the cleverness of
Chicago newspaper men as he has like-
wise contracted with Richard Henry Lit-
tie. war correspondent and after-dinner
raconteur familiarly known  as   "Little
Dick," to write the libretto of a musical
* * *
One of the London critics objects to
Maxine Elliot's acting  in  Under   the
Greenwood Tree on the ground that her
ankles are too large.
* * *
Bert Leston Taylor, who instituted the
"Line of Type or Two" column of the
Chicago Tribune, and Franklin B. Adams,
who formerly caused readers of the Chi-
cago Journal to titter and giggle, are
writing the libretto of a conmie opera
which will be the subject of early produc-
tion by a New York manager. At pres-
ent Mr. Taylor is one of Puck's gentle-
manly humorists and 1r. Adams' contri-
butions are being clipped from the New
York Mail.
S * .*
Donald Robertson and his players, who
have been uplifting art in Chicago's en-
virons, will institute a special series of
matinees shortly at the Garrick theater
and if the innovation is successful Mr.
Robertson hopes to obtain a permanent
seat of culture in the loop district.
Jack Kenyon, tine village wit, calls
"chaps" Arizona pajamas.
Walter Lindsay writes that The Girl
Over There, featuring   Mabel McCane,
Jos. K.Watson
Under the Management of M. M.Theise
Per Ad.
West 103d St.,  HAZINGA
or All Agents    FRESHMAN
is a real success. A capacity audience
saw the opening in Clinton, Ia., and the
house was sold out for three nights in
Sioux City.
* * *
Mrs. Clarence Bennett was in Chicago
recently organizing a company for Uu-
der the North Star, Mr. Bennett's latest
scenic play.
* * *
ThelAmerican Beauty chorus and other
good-hearted players of the A Knight
for a Day company, recently lent their
respective good looks and talents to a
benefit held for the babies that are being
given an outing by The Chicago Tribune.

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