Ars Gratia Artis
THE HIRAM SHOWBOAT PLAYERS
''The Murder in the Red Barn''
A MELODRAMA CREATED IN THE YEAR 1830 OR THERE¬ ABOUT BY AN-UNKNOWN AUTHOR. (PRESUMABLY DECEASED)
Two Sterling Performances June 5 & 7
The action of the drama has been directed by the most honourable Mr. W. Douglas Mitchell.- Esq.
The members of the audience pre EXPRESSLY REQUESTED to follow thosa most NATURAL INCLINATIONS and INSTINCTS which reward VILLAINY with disapprobation and VIRTUE IN DISTRESS with applause.
FEATURING THE FOLLOWING NONPAREIL CAST OF TALENTED THES¬ PIANS IMPORTED AT GREAT EXPENSE FROM THE DRAMATIC CENTRES
OF THE WORLD
Mister Marten (an honest rustic) Dave Bell
William Corder (a villain of hideous proportions) Jim Moser
Maria Marten (daughter to Mister Marten - a wronged maiden) June Eschweiler
Tim Bobbin (a country bumpkin) '.:. . Brad Field
Anne (fair sister to Maria) . Ruth Hoeh
Ismael Lee (a gypsy with a vengeful soul) Fred Smita
Flatcatcher, Tobersloper (pitchmen at the fair) .... Gene Cavanaugh, John Fix
Jacko (^ man of many faces ard forms) , Don Stannard
Dame Marten (mother to Maria) ; , Martha Poore
Mark - Amos (gypsies of questionable character) .... Jim Dunn, Howie Tarabonr
John Thomas Jack Kelly
Pharos Lee (son of Ismael) , Jack Pearce
Please be polite to the lady next to you, she may be somebody's mbther.
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES ACT I
Scene I: The exterior of the Marten cottage. 'Egad! That's a pretty girl."
Scene 11: The woods. "The wolf is abroad — aht Another victim."
Scene III: The village green. "I'll see you safely to your door. He-heh."
Scene f- Another part of the wood. "One drop will kill twenty men." Scene II: ^The dirty garrett. "No, no. Don't let them see me in my shame." Scene III: A secret part of the wood. "William, William, this is a fearful deedl"
Jim and Jack ACT III
Scene I: Marten's parlor. "Curse the girl, she binds me down." Scene 11: Another part of the wood. "Art going to bury someone?" Scene III: The Ited Barn. "AU is comnlete. I await now my victim."
10 MINUTE INTERMISSION
Scene I: Marten's parlor. "Something terrible has happened to Maria." Scene II: The Red Barn. "What's this? Stains like blood!"
Scene I: William Corder's London house. "Lord bless me, sir, you've got a
face like a ghost." Scene II: The prison. "Beware ye youths who see my sad despair.
Ladies being annoved AGAINST YOUR WILL., kindly notify special officer provided for such exigencies.
1. 3 Mugs and a Brush 4. The Vamp of the Tramps
2. Ginny & June - "Slightly Southern 5. Donna Rae
3. Ruth & Jack - "Low-down , 6. The Majestic Singers
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Men and women in the audience will kindly refrain from throwing pop bottles and snanpinq corset stays or any such non aenteel
conduct. LADIES and GENTLEMEN do not need to be thus cautioned.
We pride ourselves in giving a CLEAN FAMILY SHOW and no dramat'c nroducfion bv the Hiram Hill Players will bring the blush of shame to the MODEST CHEEK. i
Mothers will kindly tattoo mailing addresses on small children in the event of loss during the course of the evening.
Refreshments_are„ SOLD at inlermissicm jarily^- -The FLASK-ON-HIP is frowned upon.
Entrepreneur of dramatic actions Mr. W. D. Mitchell
Executor of Vodville *... Miss Donna Rae Willoweit
Choral Precentor Miss Mary Crawford
Monitor of the fly floor Mr. "Erwin Seward, Bill Ruetschle
Technician of staging Mr. Jack Kelly
Property custodians Misses Ruth Hoeh, Joanne Swank, Martha Poore
Wardrobes created by Misses June Eschweiler. Jeane Spencer,
Alice Lane, Joan Ellis, Virginia Williams
Agents of the fare Mr. Eugene Cavanaugh, Miss Martha Derthick,
Mr. Robert Fails
Concessions Pitch Mr. J. Gardner Dunn
Dilettante of the arts Mr. David Arnold
Orchestra Mr. Donald Stannard. Impresario, Mr. Howard Tarabour
Mr. David Arnold, Mr. Jack Pearce, Mr. James Moser,
Miss Martha Poore, Miss Jeane Spencer,
Miss Jane Kenner, Miss .Joanne Swank, Doug Underwood.
Director of pucinary affairs Mr. Fred Smith
Stage transmutations by Stage Craft 223 Class
Interlude music Mr. Donald Stannard
Lights extinguished . Mr. Clarence Kreuger
PLEASE do not feed the starving actors without the permission of the management.
In order that the performance may be witnessed with the maximum COMFORT AND ENJOYMENT, the members of the audience are requested to observe the regulations scattered througliout this programme. (If you can't read this don't apply to you.)
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