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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 5, 1898)
One Year With THE COURIER
For One Dollar and Sixty Cents.
One Year With THE COURIER
For One Dollar and Sixty Cents.
and Any Dollar
Mr. Tim Murpby in Old Innocence
played to u very largo ami enthusiastic
audiene3 at the Oliver on Tuesday
night Mr. Murphy is one of the ta'l,
loose-jointed, kind, easy comedians. As
Old Innocenco he was an old man of
sixty in voico, in jesture and in walk.
His qualities of mind and heart lit him
for tbo character of tho tin?, good old
man in Old Innocence. The play is
adapted from tho French of Lis Potits
Oisjaux the little birds. Mr. Green
and Miss CJ 10:11 use tho little, birds in
several elocutionary passages to justify
the French title. Tho birds themselves
do not appear except as canaries hung
in a cage at the back of tha stfga and in
thesophomori'jal remarks abovo referred
t. The play is a pastello vigre-tte. It
is a phase, a mocd, it lias no plot. It
leginsand ends with arousing un old
man's suspicion. Mr. Murphy's voico
is m'lodiojs and bis words are distinct
as thoso of tho friend by your sido. His
nut bod is bimplo and direct, and it was
especially pleasing to the audionco which
was largely composed of members of tho
editorial ass elation. They called Mi.
Murpby and his company beforo tho
cuiUiu many timoj and at last Mr.
Murpby made a speech in which, out of
compliment to Mr. Brjaa, the actor cx-pre-srd
doubts as to tbo arrival of pros
perity, lie a!s3 said that oa account of
his name bjirg Tim Murpby pcoplo
WJuId probably never get over expect
ing to see a song and dance artist when
they came to see Tim Murpby.
.Mr. Murpby has, hewever, overcome
his name to a largo extent, though I ad
mit it is a drawback. Tho impersona
tions in the latter part wcro good though
not up to the old man of the tirst part,
for whLh Irs mako up was us good as
Richard Maotfied's which is saying
everything. His support was good.
Miss Dorothy Sherrod wa3 a littlo arti
ficial, but she enunciated plainly, which
is more than can Le said of Miss Kalh
eiino Stuart, who ran her words together
inexcusably. R:chaid Ljle as the etinyy
6elf-conflJant man made a hit.
C. B. Jefferson, Klaw & Erlanger's
great production, "Palmer Cox's Brown
ies," which has Leen so phenomenally
successful in Ntw York, Philadelphia,
BoBton, Chicago and other large cities,
will be seen at tho Oliver in Lincoln
Monday night, January 31. Prices for
tho great attraction aro only 25, 50, 75c
and 81, no higher. During its long run
of 156 n:ghts in New York, its marvel
loue scenic effects wero described and
illustrated in the princ pal magazines
and weeklies. No production of the
kind ever created a greater sensation
than "The Brownies,"' and it will be seen
here exactly as it wdspresented in New
York. The same company of 71 well
known burlesques ; the twelve elaborate
scenes, including shipwrosk and vol
cano, the wonderful Romalo, head to
head balances, Eddie Pinaud, tho
Brownio trick b!cycls, tho dazzling Hy
ing ballet that is danced in mid-air to
yjwildericg effects of liuht, the ddfee of
tho beautiful Oriental girl?, and other
striking features will be witnessed in
their entirety. Tho famous "Brownie
Man," Palmer Cox. w ill also appear and
draw Brownies for the audience. "Tho
Brownies" is one of tho greatest attrac
tions of tho local reason, and tha spec
tac!e will pack tho house. Seats now
ou sale at box office.
Wh9n Mr. Lewis Morrison appears at
the Fucke opera houso Thursday even
ing, Fobtuary 3, ho will present for tho
tirst timo in this city his greatest suc
cess, "The Master of Ceremonies,' it is a
dramatization by Cooto and Cntten of
George Manvillo Fenn's famous novel
which proved ono of tho literary suc
cesses of tne past year. Mr. Morrison,
in having the novel shaped for dramatic
purposes, ha3 given to the st3go a beau
tiful pi y with a heait interest that
holds an audience spellbound. It wbb a
happy thought, enJ in it Mr.Moirison
has found a success exceeding his fond
Mr. Morrison's conception of tho title
role is mast-rly. It s not inferior to his
Soeke Fuom "Master of Ceke.mo.vies.
Faust, neither to bis "Yorick" or "Riche
lieu." The production is a magnificent
one, and the costumes aro superlatively
bcaut'f ul. Miss Florence R" bberts is as
usual his leading support and is seen at
her best in this play. The company is
a big one and includes many prominent
actors, such names as White Whittleeay,
Boitoa Hill, Gordon, Foster and Charhs
Willard aro a guarantee of excellence.
Prices 81, 75, 50 and 25c. Seats on sale
Wednesday, 10 a. m.
Tho mest carefully prepared program
of the season will bo given Saturday,
January 20, under tho instruction and
supervision of Mrs. M. D. Manning,
professor of elccution, ia the University
chapel. This entertainment will Le
given by tho very best elocutionary and
dramatic talent in ho university. The
characters are taken rom thd advacer.d
classes of the elocution department in
cluding both lauies and gentlemen.
Tho proceeds of this program go to tho
THE FAMOUS ACTOR,
An I his own admirable company will present tho
best play on the American Stigo . , .
TE M&Tfclt OF CEREWOHVES
Superb Scenery, Costumes-, Bric-a-Brac, Stage. Furniture.
Taken from models furnished by tho Astor library. New
York city, and historically correct. A $10,000 production.
i' Ices: 'J, 0, 7.7c and $t 00. Hox Scuts $IJi0. Seat ton Sale Wednesday 10a m.
FREE LIST SUSPENDED.
THE OLIVER THEATRE
JN. B(DWG)EN. K Manager.
Scale of Prices for C B
1. 31 ONLY
Advance Sale Opened Friday 10 a. m. Secure Seata
Early. Last time here of tho Magnificent Spectec'o
Previous to its Production Next Year in London.
Crowded Willi New Features.
First timo h. Lincoln of the Wonderful Romalo Head to-Head
Balancers. First timeof Palmer Cox, the Famous "Brownio Man"
First timo of Eddie Pinaud, the Trick Bicycle R'der!
71 Well Known Artists. 12 Gortjcous Scenes.
Full Ballet and Chorus.
PRICES: $1.00. 75c, 50c. Students Rates.
Scats on Sale Wednesday 10 a. mi.
college settlement. AH friends of the
university who wish to aid a worthy
cause may have an opportuni'y to con
tribute something by buying a ticket for
this program. The admi-sicn is only 25
cents. Tickets are now on sale at Har
ley's and at Earth's drug stores. The
following is the progiam:
Juliet (married to Romeo)
Portia (married to Bassnnio)
Ophel'a (married to Hamlet..:...
F. C. ZEHRUNG, Mgr.
Corner O and Twelfth atrceti
Jefferson, Klaw & Erlanger'a
Extravaganza . . .
25. 50, 15
Night of Music.
Lady Mscboth Katherlne Warfel
R citation "Pi uline Pa vloviia"..
Recitation 'Guinevere" -Tennyson
The Revolvirg Wedge, (a foot ball
fcrc?) Mr. Martin, of Cam
biic, who objects to fal'-
ball J. P.Rowe
Bob Martin, his son, Harva:d"s
famous half-back. . .George Shedd
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