Thespian Adventure Success
Posted By: David W Sinclair (email)
Date: 3/11/2008 at 15:32:39
Home Talent Fine
"The Squires Daughter," a comedy drama played at the opera last Friday evening by a home talent company was a success beyond all expectations, and the good sized audience which came out to witness it was more than pleased. The verdict being that "the kids" put up a show that excelled the average fifty cent show that comes to the opera house claiming to be professional and the best on the road. The participants in the play were with but one exception scholars of the High School, having been led and trained by Mrs. G. C. Holmes, to whom is due the credit of its unconditional success. Mrs. Holmes having studied elocution under some of the greatest masters of the art. The cast of characters had been arranged with the greatest of discernment and each player was best adapted to his or her part. The squire, a burlesque Congressman and Sec'y of Agriculture was so effectively represented by Carl Molleston that his ludicrous statements, habits and actions kept the audience in an uproar of laughter. All of the other actors were equally appreciated. Song specialties were liberally scattered in between the acts and "The Merry Widow" made a big hit. It is just possible that upon request a second reproduction of the play will be given. The gross receipts were about $52.
Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa
December 10, 1908
Austin & Austin Pubs. and Props.
Wayne Documents maintained by Ann Selvig.
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