Lord, the Dwarf'), Suppressed Desires, The Sandbar Queen, Habit, The Beautiful Legend of Pokey, The Poisoned Flower, Youth, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Home of the Free, Lonesome Like, Salome, Close the Book, Enter the Hero.
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Weldon B. Durham
[THOMAS] WILKES PLAYERS. The Thomas Wilkes Players ( Denver, Colorado), also known briefly as the Denham Players, was established by the West Coast theatre manager and producer Thomas Wilkes at the redecorated Denham Theatre in October 1918. Located at Eighteenth and California streets, the theatre, which had opened in 1913, had a proscenium stage and the capacity to seat 1,732 in boxes, parquet, balcony, and gallery. A revolving stage, the first in Denver, was installed in 1919.
The players were prepared to open Sunday, October 13, 1918. The week before, however, the Colorado Board of Health ordered all theatres closed as a precaution against the Spanish influenza epidemic. After nearly a month, the theatre was allowed to open, and the company produced The Brat, a comedy by Maude Fulton, on November 9, 1918. On Saturday, November 23, there was a second influenza closing. On November 27, the theatre opened briefly, to be closed the next day by the health authorities because the Denham was among those theatres judged to have inadequate air circulation. The theatre remained dark for three weeks, the members of the company being paid half wages. Finally the theatre was allowed to open December 22, 1918, Christmas week, with a production of Clare Kummer Good Gracious Annabelle!