American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930

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The Francis Sayles Players was organized much like other stock companies of the time. They had a core of eight to ten "lines of business" players augmented by additional players from time to time. Sayles served as the leading man while Olga Worth played opposite him. Agnes Earle, and later Mary Mower, played the ingenue roles, with Irving Read, and later Hal Worth, playing the juveniles. Sam B. Wilson, who became a favorite of Richmond audiences, was the comedian.

The Sayles repertory was made up, nearly completely, of the standard stock fare of vintage comedies such as Girls ( 1908) by Clyde Fitch and Way Down East ( 1898) by Lottie Blair Parker and melodramas such as an anonymous dramatization of Sir A. Conan Doyle The Sign of the Four ( 1900), and Bayard Veiller's Within the Law ( 1912). Productions, which opened on Mondays, were presented for six evenings with matinees on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Sundays were always dark. Admission throughout the course of the run was 10, 20 and 30 cents.


PERSONNEL

Management: Omar Murray, owner and manager, Murray Theatre; Francis Sayles, manager, Francis Sayles Players.

Stage Director: Francis Sayles.

Scenic Artists: Charles Beckan, Leroy Pitzinger, E. P. Montgomery.

Actors and Actresses: Carl Adamson, Dave Callis, Francis Clark, Agnes Earle, Meta Eyferth, J. J. Flynne, Greg Harper, Mr. Kast, Evelyn Kincade, Pauline Leroy, Leah Minner, Myrtle Minner, Mary Mower, Grace O'Connor, Charles Pullen, Irving Read, Carl Runyon, Frank Sayles, Joseph Schafer, Del Sherrard, Ada Simpson, George Tilden, Carl E. (Cash) Tomlinson, Arthur Verner, Sam B. Wilson, E. J. Wohlfield, Arnold Wolford, Hal Worth, Olga Worth.


REPERTORY

The Lion and the Mouse, Girls, The Man on the Box, The Wolf, The House Next Door, In the Bishop's Carriage, Our New Minister, Way Down East, The Squaw Man, Alias Jimmy Valentine, Paid in Full, Brown's in Town, The Man from Home, Brewster's Millions, Hello Bill, In Wyoming, A Bachelor's Romance, The Battle, A Little Brother of the Rich, Wildfire, The Third Degree, A Woman's Way, Beverly of Graustark, The Confession, House of a Thousand Candles, The Barrier, The Two Orphans, The Lottery Man, For Her Sake, Human Hearts, The Great Divide, The Woman in the Case, Moths, The Toilers, The Parish Priest, The Sign of the Four, What Happened to Jones?, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Gamblers, David Harum, Mam'zelle, The Boss, A Man's Game, The Lion and the Mouse.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Published Source:

Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, Indiana, 1913-14.

Roger H. Schultz

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  • Title Page iii
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  • Preface vii
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  • APPENDIX I CHRONOLOGY OF THEATRE COMPANIES 493
  • APPENDIX II THEATRE COMPANIES BY STATE 497
  • Index of Personal Names and Play Titles 501
  • About the Contributors 535
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