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March 02, 1916 - Image 10

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Fore laps

is Conceded Palm in
Drinking Contest, Says


Vhat American woman would not
insulted if told that she did not
w how to drink tea? And yet after
audience has seen the quaint little
anese maidens daintily sippint
ir tea, they are certain to realize
t the occidental methods are decid-
y inferior to those of the far east.
Jiss Kikuchi and her Japanese com-
tions have all of the native atmos-
re to make their tea drinking sug-
tive of the land of the rising sun.
en tea is served, the quaint kimona-
I figure approaches the cup on
ded knees. First, one tiny hand

surrounds the top of the cup, which
is placed on the other hand. Then
the two hands are rounded into a circle
which clasps the cup. At this stage
in the ceremony, all wait until every-
one else has her cup in the same posi-
tion, the entire company raising their
cups in unison.
It is indeed a quaint ceremony that
has been handed down for centuries in
the land of the Mikado, and the bright
colors with which the scene has been
decorated go a long way toward add-
ing the bewitching atmosphere of the
orient which gives this act its appeal.
After the quiet hour of tea drinking
-which really takes place in a scant
three minutes-the deadly duel with
the swords is all the more effective.
One instinctively feels that only in the
far eastern island kingdom could such
a wide contrast be found. And, inci-
dentally, it is not in the duelling scene
that the male portion of the audience
is most interested.

Miss Mutsu

Kikuchi, in the Japenese

"Come out? COME OUT?" roared
Stauffer. "One was absent from Tur-
key today, and one wasn't at the
Hawaiian rehearsal yesterday. Must
come, I tell you, or we can't have a
"Going to be a fizzle then, eh?"
"Who said so? Nope-she won't
fizzle. Couldn't. Too big a thing to
fizzle. The show will get across all
"Fine," said the youth, rumpling his
hair and scribbling nervously with his
other hand. "What is your biggest
"Ask the author."
"Can't find him."
"Neither can I. Been waiting for
that epilogue of his for a week. But
it's a good show. Big scenes? Well-
Turkey's good, the Zulu scene is O.
K., Hawaii and Greece and Germany
and France are all in good shape. But
the prologue will be the most effect-
ive." He touched a match to his non-
reflective cigarette and leaned back to
get a better view of the light.
Producer of Plays rose hastily. "Sorry,
old man, but I've got to go. Glad to
have met you. See you again."
"When?" asked the inquisitor.
"Well-let's see-rehearsals at two,
three, four, five-and all this evening
till ten-thirty. Busy all day tomor-
row. I'll see you at ten forty-five to-
"But I'm going to a dance."
The youth stroked his chin thought-
fully. "I guess," he said to himself,
-"I guess I won't go into the produc-
ing game after all."
Hope Gladdens
Sad Indian Naidl
Shadows black as midnight, shad-
ows soft as the velvet eyes of the

Interviews Like
These Take Time
Director Aubrey Stauffer Finds Life of
Producer Not. an
Easy One
"Hello," said a round-faced, chubby,
kinky-haired youth to the individual
who happened to be sunning himself in
the dim rays which sputtered from the
lone fighter of darkness in the hotel
"Morning," said the individual, hast-
ily stuffing a thick roll of manuscript
into his pocket. "How are you?" He
grinned genially, and the youth felt
home-like at once.
"Fine," said he. "I'm looking for
Aubrey Stauffer, the producer."
"Very good, Eddie," said he of the
sun bath. "I am the victim. What
do you want to know about the big
"Everything," the youth replied
"Not enough," said Hon. Belasco's
second. "Our show goes farther.
Haven't you read the papers? This
play goes to all parts of the human
heart and wakes them all. People
who want to laugh can watch the
whole thing-and it will be the hugest
joke they ever saw if you don't get
those performers out to rehearsal."
"Why-don't they come out?"

Chinese Principles W earing Native Costumes

the spirit land their voices calling her
to come.
"To the Kingdom of Ponemah,
To the Land of the Hereafter."
And as she looks, in the moonlight
appears the forms of many maidens
dancing the spirit dance, the dance
of the departed. Back and forth, in
and out, they weave, and ever as they
dance arises the tremulous, plaintive
chant of the spirit land. With a wail
of despair the maiden bows to the

But a new form appears. Hope,.
sent out by Humanity, comes forward
to greet and gladden the maiden's
soul. And so, hope comes again into
the heart of the Indian.
The leading part is taken. by Flora
Westerman Lowry, with .C. A. Ritchie
taking the part of the worrior. The
following compose the cast for the
mystic dance: Elizabeth McRae, Nor-
ma Edwards, Honor Gaines, Dorothy
Pierce, Geneva Hayes, Carmen
Graves, and Jessie Spence.




shadows suggestive-half haunting,
half fearful.
Now two silver moonbeams pierce
the gloom and fall, one on the face
of a stalwart Indian warrior, the oth-
er on the fairest of Indian princesses.
The maiden's head is bent as if in
thought. She heeds not the burning
eyes of the warrior, nor his impas-l
sioned song. Forlornly she stands
apart, mourning for the waning glory
of her race. The red man's sun has
set, never to rise again.
She sees in vision the departed
splendor of her people, and hears from



Have you seen our showing of Spring Shirts in Silks,
MadrasCloths, etc.? We have them in both the negli-
gee and soft collar-attached styles and would be
pleased to show you the line at your convenience.
TINKER & COMPANY, 42 South State Street

Fritz Burt, Captain of the Toy Soldiers, in the German Scene

The University of Michigan a nnounces a~n

Seat Sale Daily
9-12 and 2-5
Hill Auditorium






50c, 75c, $1.00
and $1.50



Produced by Aubrey Stauffer. Special Scenery designed by the Chicago Artist, Arthur V. Fraser.
by the New York Costume Co. Lighting by the Chicago Stage Lighting Co.


Orchestra of Fifty Pieces under Captain Wilson

Albertina Rasch
Premiere Danseuse, Metropolitan Grand Opera Com-
pany; Royal Opera, Vienna; Panama-Pacific Exposi-
tion. Special Costumes designed for this Act.

Dorothy Conger
AND CHORUS OF SIX, interpreters.of Classic Greek
Direct from Detroit

A Few of the Scenes in the "All Nation Revue"

"Where Jungle Trails Divide"
American Indian
""Land of the Sky-Btue Water"
"The Pearl of Petrograd"

"The Open Door"

"The Daughter of

"Song of the Samudi"

"Wrath of Pele"

the Nile"

Great Britain
"Mr. Bull, of London Twn"
"Twilight in Barakeesh"

"Spell of the Marsellaise"

"The Toys of Nurnbourg"

"Echoes of Seville"

"Arts of Athens"

This is Not sk, Vaudeville Show u
BVt Unified Artistic and Dramratic Prodtxction
Se is now on S le t Grinnriell Bros., Detroit; The Rowenxa Co., Ypsilartl; Hill Aizditoriurn, Ann. Arbor




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