The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 03, 1919, SECTION FOUR, Page 2, Image 62

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rPHE MASQUERADER," a drama
of dual Identities, produced by
-- Rtchard Walton Tully and
dramatized by John Hunter Booth from
a novel by Katherine Thurston, comes
to the Heilig- tonight, -with an actor of
talent, discernment -and distinction,
Guy Bates Post In the title role. Mr.
Post as an actor combines the best of
the older day actors with the best that
modern dramatic art has to give.
The honors which are his have been
grained by consistent characterization
and the favor of his public has been
gained and held by his adherence to
hijjrh ideals. His first training- was
under players like Kvrle Bellew, Will
lam Owen, Marie W ainwright, Gertrude
Cogrhlan and Otis Skinner. From such
artists he gained n great and Lasting
love for the theater and a respect for
the speaking voice as an instrument
of the art of the actor.
He has never appeared In motion
pictures. His engagement opens to
night and continues for four nights,
with a W-ednesday matinee.
Carle Show at Alcazar
The Alcazar theater will open to
morrow night in "The Tenderfoot,"
which is the musical play in which
Oscar Figman was the feature come
dian when this comedy visited Port
land as a road attraction. Mr. Figman
looks the role and plays the role- capi
tally and it may be said that this is
his favorite role. The music of "The
Tenderfoot" is of a high order. H.L.
Heartz. who wrote the music, seems to
have caught the outdoor spirit of the
play and as a result he composed for
it a number of swinging airs. $3onae of
the best remembered songs of "The
Tenderfoot" are "I Jlet My Love on the
Alamo," "I'm a Peaceable Party,"
"Fascinating Venus' and "Only a Kiss."
Two numbers, which will be sung by
Mabel Wilber. are "The Soldiery" and
the big finale of the second act. "To
Arms." Alatinees axe on Wednesday
and Saturday.
Ruth Chatterton, in The Merrle
Month of May.' under Henry Miller's
direction, opens at the Heilig August
7 and on August 14 we are to see Mr.
Miller and Blanche Bates in a co
starring presentation of Fhilipe Moel
ler's "Moliere."
Sponsored by Alexander Pantages
and preceded by reviews unanimous in
praise from critics in the northwest
who have seen Joan Hardcastle's Dance
Ideas that act comes as headliner to
Pantaces today. Especial interes
radiates about the local appearance of
Miss Hardcastle and her company inas
much as she is a Portland girl whose
beautiful interpretative dancing has
become well known by reason of her
class exhibitions and her appearance
at benefit programmes during the war
days.
the is featuring in her company of
five a Washington girl Washington
state not D. C. in the person of Sheila
Valera in several dance specialties
which have been greatly admired. The
rest of Pantages bill, some six more
acts, promises to be of an excellent
order of entertainment.
Kddie West, lightning -entertainer,
and Sergeant Cedric Lindsay, In an
unusual talking, gymnastic and acro
batic dancing novelty, are to be the
Strand theater vaudeville headliners
on the new programme opening today.
For film fans a pieturization of ret
Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flat,"
with Harry Carey aa star, is the spe
cial attraction.
The Lyric has closed Its season and
its players are going to have a vacation
until September.
Mrs. Geortre Primrose," widow of the
late minstrel, with a group of min
strels, will be another act of interest
on Pantages .new bill opening tomor
row at a matinee.
GtY BATES POST AT HETLIG
Popular Actor Comes for Five Per
formances of "The Blasquerader,'
Guy Bates Post begins his engage
ment at the Heilig theater, tonight at
S:15 o'clock. There will be four even
ing performances and a special matinee
on ednesda.y at z:1q. Ine play is
"The Masquerader." produced by Rioh-
ard Walton Tully, written by John
Hunter Booth and founcVed on the-papular
novel of the same name by. K.ath
erine Cecil Thurston.
Mr. Tully brought "The Masquerader"
to production somei three seasons ago.
Since that time it has toured the east
ern cities with tremendous success. Mr.
Post conies to us with recommendations
which make this engagement one of the
most important,, not only of this year,
but of many theatrical years. The
company and the production are the
tame as appeared during the engage
ment of 18 weeks In Chicago, which
came to an end on May 31. This will
be the only opportunity to see Mr. Post
In bia remarkable characterizations, for.
at the end of next season. "The Mas-1
ouerader" will be put by and another!
play produced by Mr. Tully.
The last occasion on which Guy
Bates Post appeared in Portland was
when he played here in Mr. Tuliye own
drama. "Omar, the Tentmaker." That
was a poetic, colorful and romantic
character. The dual part which he has
created in "The Masquerader" is In
great contrast with Omar. He plays
two men, alike physically, but in mind
far apart. It takes an artist of such
variety of expression as Mr. Post to
properly interpret this work, and it is
not surprising to hear that he has
created a study which will be historic
in the American theater.
AMERICAN STARS TO APPEAR
Blanche Bates and Henry Stiller
Come Soon to Heilig.
Henry Miller and Blanche Bates will
appear at the head of a distinguished
company at the Heilig theater, August
14, 15 and 16, with a matinee Saturday,
in "Moliere," the powerful play by the
American author. Philip Moeller, which
created such a sensation in New York.
Mr. Miller's artistic way of presenting
plays is well known and that the scenic
environment and costuming of "Mo
liere" will be a delight to the eye can
be readily understood, reflecting, as it
does, the brilliant period of Louis XIV
of France,
Mr. Miller appears as Moliere and
Miss Bates as the fascinating Madame
de Montespan. Of "Moliere," the New
York Sun said. "It is the most impor
tant contribution to the American the
ater that our stage has witnessed this
year." The New York World said: "A
real oasis in a month of theater-going."
The New York Evening Post said: "It
has distinctive literary, imaginative
and dramatic qualities." The New York
Mail asserted that "It arouses audiences
to enthusiastic outbursts."
In the Philadelphia Press this ap
peared: "The audience actually cheered
'Moliere. It was a most enjoyable pre
miere." The Philadelphia Record added
that: "Moliere" is. without doubt, the
gem of the theatrical season." and
the Philadelphia Inquirer this appeared:
" 'Moliere' is the most important offer
ing of the season. There were 15 cur
tain calls. It was a genuine ovation.'
In view of these comments it is not
an exaggeration to say that the appear
ance or Mr. Miller and Miss Bates is
the distinctively noteworthy event of
the year in the theater.
COMEVG PLAY IS WHOLESOME
Ruth Cbatterton to Appear in "The
Merri Month of May."
The fact that Henry Miller will pre
sent Ruth -Chatterton at the Heilie
theater, three nights, beginning next
Thursday, August 7, with a special
matinee Saturday in "The Merrie Month
or May," would enlist the attention of
every - theatergoer because of Mis
Chatterton's position as the first
young woman star of the American
stage and Mr. Miller's long-established
reputation as an artistic producer of
standing, but. in addition to this, it is
gratifying to know that "The Merrie
Month of May," written by George
Scarborough, is a clean, wholesome,
fascinating comedy of American life
and manners, right up to date, with the
scenes laid in Washngton-
In "Daddy Long" Legs." Miss Chat
terton was a New England waif; in
"Come Out ef the Kitchen." a southern
girl, who worked in the kitchen to save
the family fortunes, and in her new
comedy. "The Merrie Month of May"
she appears as a young girl from Ari
zona, a Washington society debutante.
Her father is one of the United States
senators from that state. The play
gains its title from the fact that the
action - takes place in the senator's
Washington home one moonlight even
ing In May. Merriment is its key note,
but it has an abundance of heart in
terest, too. alias :natterton appears
as Judltn. the daughter of the senator.
a girl who is much admired and has
many suitors for her hand. Of course
she picks out the right one in the
end but how that comes about remains
for the play to divulge.
THE TEDERFOOT' AT ALCAZAR
Western Operatic Comedy Is Pnll
of Laughter.
It would be hard indeed to find mere
swinging and characteristic music
than will be heard in "The Tenderfoot,
that great western operatic comedy
that will be the attraction at the Al
cazar theater beginning Monday, Au
gust 4. Whan "The Tenderfoot'" toured
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the country It was Oscar Figman who
was the star of the piece and for his
splendid comedy work irk this play he
became known from eoast to coast as a
comedian of the front rank.
In the character of Professor Petti
bone Mr. Figman is remarkably funny
and it is the kind of character that
fits his personality perfectly. From
TICKETS NOW SEIXISG FOR ENGAGEMENT
HTJTT T f BROADWAY AT TATLOR
tiiLfl VJ PHONES MAIN 1 AND A 1123.
4 Nights f "".TONIGHT, 8 : 15PsLEcc Mat. Wed.
RICHARD WALTON TULLY.
Author of The Bird of Paradise," "Omar, the Tentmaker" and "The Klajae,
Presents
A GREAT ACTOR and A GREAT PLAY
IN FASCINATING. THRILUNO.nmitKuu)
MPERfONATlOA) OF T-A0 EA IN) TMEr
jST Johm Butcr Bvotkw Feunded oa Katherine Ceefl Thurston's Navel of the
same Sum.
EVE'S Floor.
J1.B0. 1: Gal.. 75c. 50c
Balcony. il - 50c
Note: No One Seated During Prologue
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the time he enters in the first act until
the finale of the last act he keeps the
audience laughing continuously, and it
is Mr. Flgman's pet role and he dearly
loves to play it. Miss Mabel Wilber
will have much to do in the rols of
Marion Worthlngton. and should act
the breezy western girl to perfection.
Henry Coote will look the part ef Colo-
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MAT. Floor, 1.S0;
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The Three Wor'&n Sister's
yir-mstr&no Toff is Co
t the. Oacs.
nel Paul Winthrop and Tie will have
several special solo numbers this week.
Others who will he tn the cast are
Eva Olivetti, May Wallace, George Na
tanson, Lee Daly, Dotmar Poppen and
Edward Sedan, and the chorus will have
many big ensemble numbers that are
said to be unusually splendid. All the
music of "The Tenderfoot" is particu
larly enjoyable, because It is of such a
swinging and vigorous character.
There are some twenty song numbers
in the piece and every one of them a
'I TICKET OFFICE SALE OPENS TOMORROW (MONDAY) "
HEILIG 2
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WEEK
HENRY MILLER Presents
Clhialftertoini
EN THE FASCINATING COMEDY.
"The Merrie
Month of May"
By Gcoraje
I PRICES I
Entire Lower Floor. ....... -J3. 00
BaU 5 rows 1.50. 17 rows... $1.00
Gallery, res, 75c; admission. 60c
Sunday Concert
Come to the Mountain Top Today
Hear Siclnen'e Orchestra In the
Old Orchard at
COUNCIL
CREST
PARK
Moita Ansttn Will Sinn- ZuioU" and
Other New sons; Hits. Ad
mission Is Kree.
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big hit. Matinees will be aa usual on
Wednesday and Saturday.
"RED ROSE" CLOSES TOXIGHT
Week's Bill
at Alcazar Proves
nlar.
Pop-
The Red Rose, the attraction at the
Alcazar theater all this week, will have
its final showing tonight to make room
fCrtnclTflert on Te 3
AUG. 7-8-9
SPECTAI, PRICE
MAT. SAT.
Bearboronga.
SPECIAL. PRICE MAT. SAT.
Entire Lower Floor. $1.50 I
Entire Balcony $1.00
Gallery, reserved admission.. 60c
and
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true GAeosLcsij,;
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"THE
.Strand Theater . invites
all chfldren under 12
free weels-day matinees
when accompanied hy
adults. '
Twenty-fifth and Raleigh Sts.
2 DAYS
MON.
TUES.
6 Arenas i ,001 Wonders
3 Railroad Trains -3
12 -Acres of Tents -12
8 - Military Bands - S
3 - Herds of Elephants - 3
$3,000,000 Capita! Invested
Tbe wncirilixod world.
Eirubwk'l Siscast
and Host OompLete
Zoological Collection,
porformiac la a mni
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CO AERIAU8TS
60 ACBOBATB SO
50 CLOWNS W
Xilllra-Dollar Strae
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opening day. V orfonnaaoes 9 and 8
P. M. On ticket admits te all.
Tickets an sale en Show Day at
Saermast, Clay Co. Masle Store,
ah ua Morrison Sts. Get Sanaa
prices ckargca on shew Kiou4
The Show Is All Great
IPPGERQME
Today "
Tonight s
Bna Mon., Tneek, Wad.
The Three Pretty
' Moran Sisters .
A MnairalMelnnsjo.
Payton & Hickey
In Their Side-Spllttinr F"arce.
" THE FOX HUNTERS."
MILTON AND
VENl'S.
Clay and Marble
Classics.
PATTL. I.KVAN
AM M1LL.EK,
Original Acro
batic Comedy.
EDITE AND
LILLIAN,
Italian
Im personators.
MACK AND
BLLIOTT.
"Hifrh and Low."
Gladys Leslie
TOO MANV CROOKS."
This Is a Real Joyfest Better
KJck In.
OAKS
Roller Skating Rink:
NOW OPEN. "
Lars-est and finest sbatlne; rink In the'
northwest. Perfect ventilation. Health,
and exercise. Afternoon and evening.,;
Cars First and Aider, -
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