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Elsa Ryan Takes Leading Part
. J. Hartley Manners' Delicate


J. Hartley Manners' comedy, "Peg
O' My Heart," with Elsa Ryan and
the New York company will be the
attraction for the Whitney Theatre,
early in December. This refreshing,
vehicle is said to be the most appeal-
ing, cleanest and most absorbing play
that has appeared in twenty-five years
and it's wondrous record of 700 per-
formances in New York would indi-
cate it's success.
It tells the story of an Irish-Ameri-
can girl who is suddenly brought to
England to take up her home with un-
known relatives. They are interested

in the child merely for the income that
is offered for her education and do
not see the good in her as she lacks
the manners of the social class. Her
ignorance of their ways leads to many
laughable moments, and through the
entire plot is woven a delicate love
story with its touches of pathos,
' charms, and comedy.
1O'Iara Will Sing Balfe's Masterpiece
Fiske O'Hara will introduce Balfe's
last song, "Killarney" in his new play
"Jack's Roi ance." O'Hara is one of
the best tenors on the American- stage
today and his rendition of the old bal-
lads is unrivalled.
)1agicIan of Wide Experience Booked.
Charles Carter, the great magician,
who is to appear at the Majestic thea-
ire, soon, for three days, is a widely
traveled man---he has played in near-
ly every city of importance in the
world and many out-of-the-way cor-
ners of the globe as well. He has
gleaned an immense fund of knowl-
edge upon his hobby, and is constant-
ly adding to his store.

"When Love Is Young," by Menlo
Moore, Heads Bill For This

Favorite Singing Actor Will Appear
at Whitney, Saturday,
Nov. 21



The feature act at the Majestic for
the first three days of the coming
week will be, "When Love is Young."I
As may be expected, in all of the Men-
10 Moore acts which are seen annually
at the Majestic, "oodles" of good looks,;
class, scenery, production, tuneful
music, society and eccentric dancing,
may be anticipated in "When Love is
Young," the latest effort of this Chi-
cago producer which will be offered
at the Majestic Theatre, Monday, Tues-
day and Wednesday, Nov. 16, 17, 18.
The act is replete with comedy situ-
ations and tingles with syncopating
refrains which keep buzzing in one's
musical ear long after having heard
them sung. "Guess We've Fallen in
Love," I'My Mississippi Miss" and
"Ghosts of Sorority Days" are three
ensemble numbers that always get
over. especially well. "Just Imagina-
tion," Mr. Hoagley's talk-song, is un-
questionably the cleverest bit that this
versatile LaSalle Opera House, Chi-
cago, juvenile has ever done. Mr:
Dale's singing of, "My Mississippi
Miss" followed by Mr. Edwards stren-
uous acrobatic terpsichorean chorus,
which is all -the more accentuated by
Miss, Van's sylph-like and agile soci-
ety dancing steps, are individual spec-
ialties-which add interesting variety
to the twenty-four minutes of enter-
tainment assured in this act.
The show will be opened by Judson
Cole, "talkative trickster," who will
dabble-in so-called magic and dispense
quips at the same time. Bensee and
Baird, a pair of Scotch entertainers,
are new to Ann Arbor theatre-goers
and present a turn containing fresh
and original features in which comedy
abounds. Miss Baird dances with
grace an- neatness and her partner
sings clevery and effectively but it is,
with their street patter that they are
most successful. "Baron von Milwau-
kee," as George Fredo bills himself,
is the well known German musical
comedian who has always added his
share of comedy to any bill he has
been placed upon. George will win
his share of the applause before the
end of his three day engagement. The
"Marriott Troupe" are the originators
of the most daring monoplane novelty,
upon the stage today. This act con-
sists of two good looking women and
three men who do a great juggling
act, manipulating bicycles while stand-
ing two high.

Fiske O'Hara, the favorite singing
actor, will present Augustus Piton's
latest romance of Irish life, entitled,
"Jack's Romance," at the Whitney
Theatre, Saturday Night, Nov. 21. The
story tells of the adventures of Jack
Connolly, a young Irish aristocrat, who
on account of having parted in anger
from his brother some years previous,
is returning in disguise to his native
place in order that he may better ob-
serve conditions in his old home and
learn if his kinsman still retains any
bitter feeling towards him. He meets
with a series of adventures on the way.
His first adventure is an accidental
stumbling on a hold-up on the high-
way. The fair Lady Constance Butler,
a daughter of the Duke of Ormonde,
is travelling with her maid and her
coach is stopped within a stone's
throw of the Connolly Manor, by a
knight of the road. Jack's coming
puts the robber to flight and he re-
ceives the grateful thanks of the fair
occupant. The villagers, learning of
the robbery, seize on Jack as the high-
wayman and are about to put him in
the stocks, when Lady Constance
comes to his aid.
Still unrecognized, Jack obtains a
position in his brother's household as
an accountant and there makes love
to the fair Constance, 'who, accepts
his attentions, although he is supposed
to be but a commoner. Jack makes
the discovery that the private secre-
tary of his brother, Edmund Farley,
has been paying attentions to Lady
Elizabeth Connolly, his brother's wife,
who has become infatuated with the
man. He saves the honor of his sis-
ter-in-law and establishes the identity
of the secretary as the highwayman.
The latter is compelled to disgorge the
proceeds of his robberies, which are
distributed among their rightful own-
ers. Jack reveals his own identity,
is reconciled to his brother and wins
the fair Lady Constance. One of the
most attractive features of the per-
formance, of course, will be the songs
of Mr. O'Hara, whose rich tenor voice
will be heard in several fine numbers,
among which Are "You and I," "The
{Highwayman," "Colleen - Machree,"
Balfe's "Killarney" and Tosti's fav-
orite song, "Beauty's Eyes." Manager
Pitou has surrounded his star with a
splendid company and has mounted
the piece in a lavish manner.


Scene in "The Round Up," at the Whitney; Friday evening, Nov. 20,

Fiske O'Har , Marie Quinn and Charl es McHenry in a scene from "Jack's
Rom ande."

"The Little Modiste," the most con-
spicuous success among the many tab-
loid musical plays now appearing in
the leading vaudeville houses, has a
most ingenious plot centred around the
remarkable ability of Hal Johnson as
an impersonator of feminine types.
Johnson is scoring the success of his
career in the big musical comedy pro-
duction supplied him by Halton Pow-
ell, under whose management he is
appearing. "The Little Modiste" will
be seen at the Majestic Theatre for
three nights and two matiness com-
mencing Thursday, Nov. 19.
O'Hara Brings New Songs to Town
Fiske O'Hara will have a fine budget
of new songs in "Jack's Romance,"
which is booked for presentation here
shortly. The melodies are the com-
position of Miss Linda Bloodgood, the
pianiste of the O'Hara company and
are said to be very catchy.

"The Round Up," Klaw and Erlanger
Production, Comes Here,
Next Friday
By arrangement with Klaw and Er-
langer, Robert Campbell will offer an
interesting production at the Whitney
Theatre, Friday, Nov. 20, when Ed-
mund Day's melodrama, "The Round-
Up" will play an engagement of one.
This play deals with life in Arizona
and New Mexico, where love, hate and
revenge are fuller and freer, like the
great plains which cover the country
where law is lax in enforcement.
Day has thrown his play into four

Ethel von Waldron, with Fiske. O'Har a 'n "Jack's Romance," at the Whitney
Theatre, Saturday night, Nov. 21.

acts of one scene each, the first set-
ting showing the hacienda of the Allen
homestead in the Sweetwater valley in
Arizona. Here a wedding takes place,
the occasion bringing the guests, the
happy girls of the land and the hetero-
geneous men of the place-vaqueros
in picturesque outfit, cowpunchers,
broncho busters, scouts and the offic-
ials of the country. The second act
takes the action to the home of the

bride and her new-made husband at
Sweetwater ranch, the living room of
the house being shown. For the third
act, Mr. Day has chosen the lava beds
of New Mexico, a land so barren and
hopeless that it is known as the "land
of dead things." This bit of the "bad
lands" is quite near the Apache reser-
vation in New Mexico and the presence
of a band of marauding Indians makes
a dramatic climax to the act.

Scene in Klaw & Erlanger's Gigantic Spectacle, "The Round Up," at the Whitney, Friday evening, Nov. 20. -

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