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The theater-goerá oí Aun Arbor and vicinity will in a short time be favored unusually by the appearanee at the Grand opera house, in Ann Arbor, on the 2d day of March, 1893, of the renowned emotional actress, Clara Morris. It has been oiily after repeated efforts that the local manager has been able to secure Miss Morris for a performance in Ann Arbor, but her merit as au actress is sueh that it is thoughtthe engagement will be a success. Miss Morris is presenting this season her uew play entitled, "lience de Moray," in wfiieh this queen of emotional actresses t'airly reveis. It givesherevery opportunity for the display of that wonderf'ul histrionic power that has excited wonder and admiration and detied even carping criticism ever since she first appeared on the stage. The story of the play is that of a happy wife and mother, líense de Moray in the beginning of the Iirst aet,wlio discovers that an Ilegitímate son of her own mother is living. From this son she (hears the story and consents to give that brother a'large suin of money for süine compromising letters disclosing the 0iother"s sin. Her husband, the Count deMoray, discovered this brother in his house, and niistaking him for a lover of his wife kills him on the spot. Kence does not disclose the truth, but conceals it to shield her mother. Her husband leaves her to endure the deepest misery, comforted only by her own child, who alone believes her innocent, and marries, an adventuress, who has previonsly inveigled him into a passing f aney for her. The rumor of a rnarriage arranged lor this ydung daughter to a villanious brother of the couut's second wife comes to the ears of Kence in time to save her child, through a bluft' English gentleman, who linally unmasks the adventuress and the piece ends happily, witli the adventuress and her brother tlnis exposed and driven from Paris, and a reconciliation andforgiveness of Henee by the Count. Miss Morris is second to none in her ñeld and it bas been said that if she were to play on a bare platform, devoid of stage accesosries and costumes she would make her hearers forget everything save her intense magnetic dramatic realism.


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