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It Was A Brilliant Evening

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Parent Issue
Day
10
Month
March
Year
1897
Copyright
Public Domain
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A more fashionable or more critical audience has aot assembled in the opera house this season, than the one that filled it to the yery doors last Saturday evening. The attraction was an entertainment by the Universityof Michigan Comedy Club. "The Lacemaker," a tragic episode in one act, was first presented, Mr. A. M. Smith taking the part of M. Pinaud the oíd miser, who had made bis money off the brains and work of others, and Karl E. Harriman tliat of Pierre E?uiont, his designer, who was a genius, but cared little for saviug. Both roles were well takeu, Mr. Harriman probably had the most difficult of the two, but in Mr. Smith's make up and acting there was very little to criticise. This was followed by Wm. Gillette's "Private Secretary," a three act farce. The cast was as follows : Mr. Cattermole, (The ricli uncle) Mr. J. Handy Douglas Cattermole (Who is sowing his wild oats Mr. A. M. Hraith Mr. Marshland (Who bas sowu his) Mr. ï. J. Weadoek Harry Marshlaud (A friend of Douglas) Mr. W. C. Boyuton Rev. Kobert Spauldlng (The Private Secretary), Mr. K. fL. Harriman Gibson (The tailor, with a bilí) Mr. D. H. Wagar Kuox (The bailiff, with a writ) Mr. M. B. Snow Perkins (Servant) Mr. W. M. McKee Miss Edith Marshland (As lively as a kitteu) Miss Divine Miss Eva Webster (Her eompanion) .vliss Farnsworth Miss Ashford (Addicted to spirits) Airs. Handy Mrs. Stead (The "old landiady"). Miss Phillips Here agaiu Mr. Harriman had the most difficult part, and one totaPy different from the first character he represented. In this he was better than in the first, and it is doubtful if any superior representation of " Rev. Robert Spaulding, the private secretarv," was ever seen. His make up and actiiig were both fine. Mr. Cattermole, the bluff and sporty ricli old unole trom India, was well portrayecl by Mr. J. S. Haudy, ia fact it was more than well done, it was excellently done, Mr. Handy proving himself apossessorof the true histrionic art, and oue who could win success on the stage. Mr. J. T. Weadock, as Mr. Marshland was good also, and the same may be said of Mr. W. C. Boynton as Harry Marsliland. Gibson, the tailor, was admirably taken by Mr. D. H. Wager. This character could have been easily overdone, but Mr. Wager appeared to have a good idea of it, and acted his part well. Among the ladies it would be difficult to specialize. ïhey were all good. Mrs. Handy as Miss Ashford, who had gone daft on spiritualisin, had a most excellent conception of the not easy character she assumed, while Miss Divine as Miss Edith Marshland, and Miss Farnsworth as her coinpanion Miss Eva Webster, were both graceful and attractive. Miss Phillips, as Mrs. Stead, the old landlady, did not disguise her youtu so very well, but did nicely with her words. Taken together the entertainment was one that the Cornedy Club should fee )roud of, and one which professional vould be hard pressed to improve upon After the performance the inember vere banqueted by Mr. Weinstein, th jusiness manager. The Athletic Associatiou will receive 200 and tlie Flower Mission $50 ot th iet proceeds.

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Ann Arbor Courier