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Manager Lisemer of the Athene Theater announces that he has seoured Charles Frobman's cnrupany in the great dramatic sncoess "Under the fied Robe" and that it will be given for the first time tomorrow eveniug, Jan. 29. Tbis will be tbe only performanoe of the play in this city this season and as it is one of tbe high class attraotions on tour this year, local theater goers will ondonbtedly weiome its coming with deligbt. "Under the R8d Robe" comes here with the prestige oí being ona of tbe most soccessful dramas ever bronght out of New York, as it ran nearly all of last year there, and kept the Empire Theater open far into the summer in spite cif the intense heat. The play is a stage adaptation by Edward Rose of Stanley Weyman's novel "Under the Red Robe" and its sncoess on the London stage was almost as great as in New York. It has done a phenomenal bnsiness in the eitjes wbere it has been presented tbus far this season. There is very little departure from the oiiginal story in the stage vereion of this play, the uuain inoidents made use of by the dramatist beiug almost exaotly similar to those in tbe book. There are four acts and eacb one is stipplied with beautifnl soenery and all the characters are clothed in costumes whioh are historically correct. Hoyt's "A Black Sheep." The Athens Theater Monday evening, Jan. 81, vill have its seatiug capaotiy taxed to its ntmoat, there oan be no donbt, wben Hoyt's "A Blaok öbep," the funniest work of tbis clever playwrigbt, wil! be. the attraction, coming to tbis city, direct frura its reinaikable run of 150 nigbts at Hoyt's Theater, New York. Charles Hoyt is nnt only the recognized playwright of the day. bnt tbe most snocessful. In his 10 years career as au aothor, hñ has written and produced 3 2 oomedies, aod has never had a failure. It is donbtfnl if any tbeacrical attraciion has as strong a hold upou the theater going public as the comedies offered by Charles Hoyt. It may be because Mr. Hoyt being an American himself, knows jnst what tbe American pnblio wants in the way of amusement. Tl e company is composed of specially selected artists, iuclnding the very best of vaudeville talent; pretty girls, new and oatohy up-to-date music, and vcoal selections. also bright and haudsome costnmes. Sale of seats open eaily and our theater patrons sbocld secure same qnickly, as the demand will be heavy to see Hoyt's greatestgand most suocessful oomedy - "A Black Sheep." Those who attended the play "At Piney Ridge,"will be glad to learn tbat the company has made a return engagement foi Friday evening, Feb 11. Digby Bell in "Tbe Hoosier Doctor" will be the attraction at the Athens Theater on Saturday evening, Feb. 5. Mr. Bell is an artist in his profession and is surrouuded by a company of artists id a splendid play.


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