Chicago’s The Great Northern Hippodrome is using a wonderful pocket-sized program to announce that starting June 17th, 1918 they will now have a dramatic theater company. This cool little booklet gives you a bio of the main actors in the new group. They will do four 50 minutes play every day, can you believe that? That is a lot of acting!!
Compliments Great Northern Hippodrome CECIL KERN CECIL KERN, a prominent member of the Great Northern Players, made her first appearance in the original “Man of the Hour” company, later playing in Henry W. Savage’s “Madame X”. Miss Kern recently made a decided hit in “The Lasso”, at the Lyceum Theatre, New York City. She is a popular Broadway favorite. ALLAN MURNANE ALLAN MURNANE played the leading male role in very successful “Mother Carey’s Chickens” for two years. Before that he was a member of the Northampton Players. The organization has done some of the best dramatic work in the U.S. It is the only institution of its kind in America, being a municipal theatre, owned and operated by the people of the city. Mr. Murnane has appeared frequently in Chicago. PEGGY BOLAND PEGGY BOLAND has had a distinguished career for so young a player. She began with Maude Adams, playing the Brown Hen in “Chantecler” She played the ingenue role in “The Ghost Breaker” during its engagement at the Cort Theatre, Chicago. She followed Madge Kennedy as the star in Margaret Mayo’s “Twin Beds.” She has just closed a successful tour in “Turn to the Right”. LARK TAYLOR LARK TAYLOR received his training in Augustin Daly’s famous company, of which he was a member for several seasons. Since then he has constantly held important engagements with E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe and other notable stars. His last appearance in Chicago was as Baralk in Moliere’s “Imaginary Invalid” at the Illinois Theatre. MINNA PHILLIPS MINNA PHILLIPS has has a long and remarkably successful career. She has a repertoire of over three hundred different parts. She played with Rose Coglan in “Pes Woddington”. She followed Ethel Barrymore in the star part in “Sunday” and made a decided hit. She appeared in a prominent part in “Katinka” during its Chicago run. Miss Phillips had a unique distinction of playing continuously for seven years without leaving Greater New York. MARK J. ELLISTON THE Experience of Mr. Elliston has been a ripe and varied one. He was for a long time identified with the Cohan success, “The Fortune Hunter”, by Wichel Smith. He played in H. B. Harris’ production of “The Travelling Salesman”. His work in various other first class productions is a further guarantee of his ability. GLADYS HURLBUT GLADYS HURLBUT is one of the most promising of the younger New York actresses. She has appeared this pas season at Charles Frohman’s Empire Theatre in New York City. She is pretty and versatile and possessed of an unusually pleasing voice. BEN KAUSER THIS versatile young actor has just closed a spring engagement with Margaret Anglin, with whom he played several important roles. Mr. Kauser has a long run with Jon and Lionel Barrymore in the original “Peter Ibhetson” cast. THE following are some of the plays, which will be condensed by Edith Ellis, and presented by the Great Northern Player: “THE TRUTH” by Clyde Fitch “FINE FEATHERS” by Eugene Walters “THE TALKER” by Marion Fairfax “PAID IN FULL” by Eugene Walters “BOUGH AND PAID FOR” by George Broadhurst “GIRLS” by Clyde Fitch