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THE' MICHIGAN DAILY

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POST PLAYS 'OMAR'
ON WHITNEY STAGE

Production Beautifully Presented
Portray ing Elaborate Persin
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Six Royal I-Jussar Girls at IeTtH ,i Tusay, Fiida Saturday, Feb. 18, 19 and 20.

Guy Bates Post will play his muchI
heralded engag-ement at the Whitneyl
theatre, Tuesday, March 2, in "Omar,
the Tentmaker," a spectacuilar Per-
sian romance by Rfichard Walton Tl-
y, based upon the life, 1 incs and
l ubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Per-
sian "poet and mystic of the eleventh
century. This attraction was the
dramatic sensation of the past theatri-
cal season in New York and comes to
the Whitney theatre with the original
superb cast of 100, and all the elabor-
ate scenic achievements that has made
the presentation so distinctive.
In the title role, Mr. Post, has by
his marvellously,. subtle and comn-
manding performance, firmly en-
trenched himself as the most eminent
dramatic artist upon the English stage.
Not since the passing of the late
Richard Mansfield, has our stage seen
s0 splendid an example of romantic
characterization. Mr. Post's inter-
pretation of the merry-souled Persian
poet bids fair to occupy a most can~
spicuous niche in our national gal-
lery of notable. histrionic achieve-
mnents.
"Omar, the Tentmaker," is the third
triumphant success from the pen of
Richard Walton Tully within a space

Louise Gressler in "Omar, the Tentma, ken," at the Whitney theatre, Tuesday
night, March 2.

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bition born OF corn eti-
thl thue Amewricn liow-
outshine all otl~er, in
;er V'ogel, the ov~ner
Vog;el's Big, City Mist-
en in a mninstrel ro
n uot like tho 1usual1
different and hjl ip -j
'ut tho assu red)v.wor.l,!
of a resl"onsi ihie :tIndk

of the foremost aenils of Furope.
'fh is _ pert'l'Ci inino :id was p rod aced
jgy a coml~inatiun o <iatmosphieric
(4h~dJ "es and chem:i~°lcca llcoi st ai. The
idly hardenei(d iby a.i;}rree'>5sknown
(only to the firm a hove mentioned, and
are capaI)blto susaiing a 21pressure
Thlis was C fotlid lnecessary, as in being
hung _;and t'kei i down each (dayl}in
short orderi',, the whiolet wou. 1(ld hi ave
heeir a.massf01roken laso*s. The
bolds are51 Si lqig on at(ltuiC set of
elcri ire, £_o7 made that a' ar
is tolrlned in e'. cry .second }bead, causI-
in, n leraug rsmtc pc
tram th iiat t(ends outw, haof color
bewli f eC !U! 1!1 it ! 1a.g i i 't, diiz-
are(,~agil it)for:,1ad are (col-
be'nteae..li ~l~in a1,solublle
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11ra ettke rUgh a spercal rheosat,l
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iwane, the Ustav IP cINTIii h x l-konAniur-
wa crystls iun Scenf aist h x ssett
; C the mon t or'i! tif{ lGU ls o
AAA m u'e, beasamit s,i .awd ifthe atrnatmng
11mi: .-Iacs in eah.s. c eed (t<'-lin beads arl
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lire will shinie out through the hang-d
inri,, with diamond-like brilliancy.
Praise Seenic Splenidor
Many American electricians and's
senice artists have seen the set, at ac
special reception given by Mr. Vogel,p
and all agree that there has ever beenp
anything in the line of scenic splendors
ever seen in this or any other country 1
to compare favorably with this mostD
wonderful and dazzling set.
Vogel's minstrels will be the 'at- t
traction at the Whitney theatre onF
Satuirday, Feb. 20."
AT THlE MAJESTIC
'Th Majestic will present an entire
chbange of vauideville starting Mondayt
matoinee with one of the miost costly
acts of the sea son ,is the D~eadline at-
ItrafctLion.
"At the Devil's Ball," is a vaudeville
act of most fascinating type. .A cast
of eight people enact the biddings 'of
h;is Snfaanic Majesty. In a way, this
vauevilegem is an allegory., It is
Titerrally sprinkled with song, rhyme,
dantcings_ and comedy, and it all points
;ut. a series of most -excellent, morals.
To the' region of the, eternal heat
comes huisba_ na wife, -laissie and
lovesr. All dissatisfiedl withi their lot.
[ata a temt themn ,howing the evils
ofthIod adage of wine, women 'and
sn."At the De'vil's-Ball" is some-
tnonw in the field of variety.'
Fealtured in the act is the unusually
e xcellent interpretation of. -Mephisto,
by William, Winiterhoff. The tango.
danceing numubers are said to be better
thean the aveag. ill M. Hough of
I.Laalle theater faime, wrote the act.
Alnotheor interesting- thing is the sc
ond- scene, Which was reproduced
f'rom i'thie Red room of the Hotel La
SalleChicag_ o.
"Tlhe, Challkinie" is the title of the
igL lughing sketch on this bill. It
would niot be f'ain to call this gem an
ordlinary sit, for in reality it is a
three, ;act playt Ncondensed to 25 iii-
utes. Th'lis JLale11t. takes its title from
aa~~~~ a1talincdet nianick, Maine,
tieo of iilan B1. Knight, who
I stajrs >in thel-akylet as the old grocery
*tore keeer.
- 'Pue to del's wthl two old moss-
Ibticl ;!!and a ihaniflg 18 year old
anlr n~.The IW("vcoild en own
lueaaie sna 1 sore o 1)iy ; neither
Wilsl ~ssaeto the other, So
iiu -ydeid tdiagree andodwividethe
t Plestreiii th wete vith "a wide
"htik lnehot xuingnever L3 cross.
,Ji;1 and i 1harJ'isol presplit a fce-
r r-.1iwi r alddarin g act and
make ii -excetionaly ill apear-
aneet . Ilt (', aans orator-
'";io; rd otnWlsand Nr
Nori- "PhCe(ray Vadvillians"
s)nIIVle t' ihe bill.

of six years, his other two pictuesque
plays being, "The Bird of. Paradise,"
and "The Rose of the Rancho." Of
the three plays, "Omar, the- Tent-
maker" is far and away the most
elaborately staged and pictorially
beautiful. The lavish settings de-
signed by Mr. Tully and Wilfred Buck-
land, depicting roseboWered gardens
in old Persia, huddled streets and busy
bazaars in the ancient city of Nais-
hapur, and majestic palace halls, have
never been excelled upon the Amer-
ican stage. The story unfolded in
"Omar, the Tentmnaker" is of unflag-
ging interest.

SCHOOL CHILDRENS CANDY
VA IJIEVILT1E PERFORMANCE
IManager Frank H. Butterfleld has
arranged with the management of the
Ann Arbor "Sugar Bowl" for a school
children's candy matinee, at 3:00
o'clock Saturday afternoon, February
20 at the Majestic theatre. Every'
child that buys a ticket at this mati-
nee, will be given a coupon that they
can take to the "Sugar Bowl"' on Main;
St., directly after the matinee, where
this coupon' will "entitle them to a
fine bag of the "Sugar Bowl's" best
candy.

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' 3I l, '11C~i 'ol y ,'' Ceare
Taki'g.nyoteir]ire Oil
Praii-ti e ure o- lobs llx]d he'r1
umaua fo k~~~pi:; ~ xx h he ~~cC
*Pi~iP A i i e~ 5 0l o %1 t certa-:3in,"I
, \ h Ii hs '1r e:-ene Ind InI
stud of van, sallo, slfish wife
t};1hat' has-no coun terpart oan the stage, Guy Bates Post and Louise Gressler in "Omar, the Tentmaker," at the Whitney theatre, Tuesday

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