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Athens Theater Attractions

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The "Prisoner of Zenda" at the Athens, ou Tuesday evening, was greeted ■with oue of the largest audiences of the season. Evecy soat was filled and. a laige number stood. It is a fascinating play produoed by a powerful cornpany. All :he soenery used was the property of the oompany. "It pays to get good things," and Tnesday night's audience was a striking illustration of the saying. "Secret Service." Perhaps the greatest love story ever written is that wbicb Mr. William Gillette has erubodied in "Secret Service, " which will be presented at tbe Athens Theater Saturday evening. It tells of the love of the daughter of a Confedérate General aud a member of tbe Union foroes which is thrilling and exciting. It bas for its background an incideut of the oivil war when the Confedérate forces were occnpying Ricbroond and the Union forces were endeavoring to overtbrow the city. Louis iJumont of the U. S. Secret Service is in Richmond disguised as a confedérate captain and is endeavoring to send a false message i o order to weaken the Confedérate forces. His sweetheart finds him out tbrougb the efforts of a rival and her love turns to nate. Tbe cloud finally disappears, bowever, and the lovers are onoe more united. Numerous exciting incidents ocour duiing the progress of the play, the most notable one being the voluntary shooting of a Union soldier in order to shield his brother from exposare and possible death. The company whicb is to present "Secret Service" is one of Mr. Charles Frohman's best, which is suffi cient guarantee that it is a competent I one. All of the original scenery aad I effects aie to be used in the production which insures an artistic snccesp.


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