Prospect Heights Hotel- Lawn Performance Program- 1895



Prospect Heights Hotel- Lawn Performance Program- 1895


This 1895 program was created for a performance of "As You Like It" on the lawn of the Prospect Heights Hotel overlooking the bluffs of the Illinois river. Nearly 1,000 people were in attendance at this "open-air" performance.

Program Information Page 1: Prospect Heights, Monday. June 17, 1895 Peoria, Illinois, Mr. Wm. Morris presents his picturesque open air performance of Shakespeare's Pastoral comedy in four acts- As you Like It-- Business Staff Morris Co. -- Manager- Mr. D. V. Arthurs, General Representative- Mr. Curtis Dunhamp, Ass't. Manager- Mr. Geo. Manderback, Treasurer- Mr. J. M. Howard, General Agent- Co. Jack Flaherty, Business Managers- Mr. Chas. Young, Mr. Shesgreen- Musical Director- Mr. Harry Rogers, Stage Manager- Mr. John Sainpolis, Master Machinist- Mr. James Barrett, Property Master- Mr. Geo. McCullough, Calcium Lights- M. John Lucy, Wardrobe Master- Mr. Jack Hurley

Program Information Page 2: The Cast-- Orlando- Mr. William Morris, Jacques- Mr. Charles D Herman, Duke Frederick- Mr. James Nelson, Banistude Duke- Mr. James Treacy, Touchstone- Mr. L. O. Hart, Oliver- Mr. John Sainpolis, Amiens (with song)- Mr. Frederick Bendell, Adam- Mr. George Dwight, Le Beau- Mr. Sydney Bell, Sylvius- Mr. Paul Gerson, Corin- Mr. William Culver

Program Information Page 3: The Cast-- William- Mr. Walter Kilbourne, Charles (the wrestler)- Mr. Edward Gillespie- Cilia- Miss Frances Whitehouse, Phoebe- Miss Amy Lovie, Audrey- Miss Jean Barrie, Rosalind- Miss Etta Hawkins, Guards, Huntsman, etc., by Messrs. Gardner, Allferli, Hein, Cunningham, Phillips, Keene, Bassett, Wallace.

Program Information Page 4: Synopsis-- The horns will announce the beginning and ending of each act. The incidental music in the play by Dr. Arne, Bishop and Mendelssohn, performed by a full Military Band under the direction of Mr. Harry Rogers, assisted by Spencer's Band. Costumes Wigs Boots made for Mr. Morris by Schultz & Co of Chicago, Hepner & Co of Chicago, Aiston & Co. of Chicago- Calciums frunished by CHicago Calcium Light Company. Music Programme-- March "Indepentio"- Hall, Overture "Barbe of Seville"- Rosini, Selection from Milloecker's Opera "Poor Johnathan"- arrg. Wiegand, Russian Muzurka "La Czarina"- Ganne, E Flat Cornet Solo: "Ben Bolt", Song from "Trilby"- Kneass Lem Wiley, "Dash" Gallop- Catline Spencer's Military Band under the direction of A. Moll.

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OWNER: Phillip Mott


Peoria, IL
Peoria Heights, IL
Chicago, IL

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