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The Abbot Circle 19 2 7 Mite Citation The second play, Miss Civilization by Richard Harding Davis, proved to be a modern comedy which kept us shivering with thrills and shaking with laughter. In order to keep her invalid mother from having a shock, and three burglars from escaping with loot stolen from her house, Alice Gardner, an at- tractive young girl, known to us as Jean Swihart, entertains three uninvited ruffian guests until the police arrive and arrest them. The burglars were not the sort of men you would like to meet on a lonely road. They were played with much dash and color by Josephine Paret, Virginia Gay and Katherine Willauer. We were so sorry when the play was over! The Cast: Alice Hatch . Harry . Reddy . Captain Lucas Two Engineers Two Policemen Jean Swihart Katherine Willauer Josephine Paret Virginia Gay Mary Alice Mcintosh fTheodora Talcott Marian Smith j Helen Leavitt I Elizabeth Small 90
Page 105 text:
The Abbot Circle 19 2 7 Mentor Jffltbtrle $lap£ Pierrot ' s! Jfflotfjer On Tuesday evening, January 18th, the Senior-Middlers presented, in honor of the Senior class, three one-act plays. As usual, Mrs. Gray ' s choice of plays was well made. The first play Pierrot ' s Mother by Glenn Hughes, as its title suggests, is a quaint fantastic sketch, giving us a glimpse in the candlelit hours, of a misunder- stood Pierrot and Pierrette who wander apart in search of ginger-cakes and feather-beds in which to sink their heavy hearts. Fortunately for them, they both wander, quite unknowingly, to the same house for shelter. Pierrot ' s mother reads between the lines, and the curtain drops with Pierrot and Pierrette happy once more, and setting off to cheer the world with their song and dance. Elizabeth Jackson, the mother, made us all wish we could have her tuck us into a feather bed and feed us ginger-cakes and tea. Pierrot, played by Christine Bliss, was so charming a figure, that we could hardly understand his dear Pier- rette ' s falling out with him. Pierrette, played by Dorothea Dow, was a half- fairy-like creature who realized our imaginary ideal of Pierrette most delightfully. The Cast: Pierrot Christine Bliss Pierrette Dorothea Dow Pierrot ' s mother . . . Elizabeth Jackson 89
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The Abbot Circle 19 2 7 f)e olben Boom A charming fantasy, The Golden Doom, by Lord Dunsany, completed the evening. Here the Senior-Middlers cleverly acted a rather difficult play — for amateurs. The odd situations, and twists and turns of a superstitious royal court, caused by the innocent child ' s play of two youngsters was very aptly presented by a well-picked cast. The cooperation of this cast should be applauded ; it was one of the finest points of the evening. The Cast: King Chief Prophet First Prophet Second Prophet First Sentry Second Sentry Boy Girl Chamberlain Stranger First Spy Second Spy . Third Spy Boy Attendant Eleanor Leech Louise Hyde Emily Sloper Susan Ripley Katherine Ross Janet Cunningham Louise Anthony Constance Rundlett Eleanor Gordon Jean Frederick . . Nancy Sherman Katherine Adams Priscilla Whittemore Elizabeth Hollis 91
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