of Sunnybrook Farm, Seven Days, Within the Law, The Traveling Salesman, The Shepherd King, Kindling, Quincy Adams Sawyer.
Denver Post, 1914-15.
Denver Times, 1914-15.
Denver, Colorado. Colorado Historical Society. Incomplete collection of programs.
Robley D. Rhine
[MAUDE] LEONE AND ASSOCIATED PLAYERS. See MACK-LEONE STOCK COMPANY.
[YE] LIBERTY THEATRE STOCK COMPANY. See BISHOP PLAYERS.
[COMPAÑÍA] LIRICO-DRAMÁTICA VELLALONGÍN Y SALDAÑA. See [COMPAÑÍIA] VILLALONGÍN.
LOS ANGELES REPERTORY THEATRE. By 1928, several major theatrical centers across the country were organizing companies modeled after the Theatre Guild. Los Angeles was no exception. In September 1928, plans were announced for a Los Angeles Repertory Theatre ( LART) devoted to "the best in drama, native and international," intended for a clientele seeking "better and uncommercialized entertainment." L. E. Behymer, president of the LART board, went on to say in an interview in the Los Angeles Times of November 11, 1928, that "the public is ready to appraise values in plays even as they appraise the value of stocks and bonds and real estate with discretion and intelligence. . . . [The LART] is not to be a highbrow or a Little Theatre in the common acceptance of these words, yet it is to be an enterprise idealistic in character, and free from commercialism." Six plays, each intended for a four- week run, and each individually cast, were offered for a $10 subscription. Individual tickets for the LART productions cost from 75 cents to $2. In addition, the LART sponsored a Theatre Guild road company in four plays, for which top admission was raised to $3. LART also backed the Guild's road company of Eugene O'Neill Strange Interlude.
Behymer, an impresario whose interest in local theatre dated to the turn of the century, had been associated with the Grand Opera House, the Los Angeles Theatre, the Mason Opera House, and the Little Harlequin Theatre, before he began arranging musical and theatrical entertainment in his own series. Simeon Gest, vice-president and general manager, was the brother of the international producer, Morris Gest. H. Ellis Reed, secretary and production manager, was instrumental in founding the Pilgrimage Play and the Hollywood Bowl; Reed had also been a performer with the Little Harlequin Theatre. H. O. Stechan,