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lí you want to enjoy a hearty laugh, liave the heart-strings played upon, and see one of thé-simplest, prettiest stage pictures of New Englantl life ihat has ever been drawn, go to the theatre any niglit and sit through "The Oíd Homestead." You will not regret it. The chances are you will go to see it a second time. "The Oíd Homestead" teaches a grand moral lesson, introduces us to the noblest and simplest of characters, carries as away from city life and incidental cares and worries, and sends us to our homes with better thoughts of the stage in particular, and mankind in eran prul. The drama is a domestic idyl, a dream of New England life based on fact, natural and real to the core, and of a realism that is simple and great iii its simplicity. It is a picture of the homestead of the nation, of the granite hills, the shrifty, rugged nature of its people; it is a panorama of home life on the old farm, full of charm and of truth. "The Old Homestead" is a dramatic gem asclearly cut as a carneo, and as beautiful in its delicacy of interpretation and of permanent value. The story is a simple and familiar one, entirely independent of stage devices and melo-dramatic incidents, "a plain. unvarnished tale." The nierit and strength of the play are in the aitistic treatmpnt of phases of every-day lite on the New England farm. It is full of human interest and careful character delineation, and strikes a popular chord. Amid the plays of the past decade, it stands alonp as does Patti's "Home, Sweet Bomt," amid the operatic numbers. It appeals to all; it has sunshine, patl os, humor, alternating through it, and w see the play presented last evening is like taking a in rural New England. And the picture of this is brought out in strcnzer colors by the fact that the scène of the second and third acts is laid in New York City. that of the first and last acts being at the old homestead in Swanzey. The contract is thus dramatically intensified. Kemember the date, Fritlay, September 8th. i


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