1919-20: Eyes of Youth, The Thirteenth Chair, Lilac Time, The Confessions of a War Bride, A Fool There Was, The Invisible Foe, De Luxe Annie, The Silent Witness, A Good Bad Woman, Today, The Blue Pearl, Pollyanna, Branded, Blind Youth, The Madonna of the Future, The Challenge, The Return of Eve, The Miracle Man, My Lady's Garter, Please Get Married, The Unborn, After Office Hours, The Marriage Question, The Revolt, (vaudeville acts and motion pictures replaced legitimate drama performances in May and June 1920), The Man Who Owned Broadway, Three Twins.
1920-21: The Crimson Alibi, Fair and Warmer, Confidence, Fifty Years from Now, Dawn of the Mountains, Woman Against Woman, The Heart Breaker, A Little Girl in a Big City, Nothing But the Truth, A Voice in the Dark, The Love of Su Shong, Bought and Paid For, The Ninety and Nine, Peg O' My Heart, Turn to the Right, Lafayette Theatre closed 31 July 1921.
Thompson Mary Francesca. "The Lafayette Players: 1915-1932." Ph. D. dissertation, University of Michigan, 1972.
Andrew Vorder Bruegge
[EVA] LANG COMPANY. See DENHAM STOCK COMPANY.
LANG-MILLER STOCK COMPANY. The Lang-Miller Stock Company ( Denver, Colorado), also known as the Miller-Lang Stock Company, was organized in the autumn of 1914 by manager Peter McCourt who held the lease on the Broadway Theatre (a proscenium house, built in 1890, at Broadway and Eighteenth Street, seating 1,630). The company opened November 29, 1914, with a production of The Freedom of Suzanne by Cosmo Gordon-Lenox. The company disbanded in late April 1915.
Peter McCourt was manager of both the Broadway and the Tabor Grand theatres which were devoted to traveling companies and vaudeville. In 1914 Colorado was suffering from miners' strikes and adverse economic conditions; McCourt found it difficult to book traveling shows and to fill both houses at the necessary ticket prices in the face of competition from the Orpheum Theatre, the Denham and Empress Theatre (the popular-priced stock and vaudeville houses), and the inexpensive movie theatres. He organized the resident stock company to provide popular-priced drama (25 to 50 cents) at the Broadway, while retaining the Tabor Grand for traveling productions. The company was in direct competition with the Denham Stock Company*, which was the established popular-priced drama emporium of Denver.
McCourt organized the company around Eva Lang and Charles Miller from whom the company took its name. Lang was a wise choice, for she had been the leading woman at the Denham Theatre the previous season: her talents were well known to the Denver public and she was enormously popular.