A play in three acte and Six scenes by Merton Hodge, Staged by Waleer Hart; setting by philip Gelb; produced by George Kondolf and Mr. Hart, At the Ritz Theatre.
YORNG student who leaves A home for the first time to study medicine at Edinburgh University is the reason for this little play, the work of a Scotch physician. Not only is the audience treated to a peek at life among medical students but there is also unfolded the story of this young man’s conflict with life and love. It seems that he has been dominated by one of those strong-minded hirls and by his mother. However, he is not completely cowed and when he meets Ann love comes bursting on the stage and with it a new strength of character for the hero, However, after he receives his medical degree he returns home prepared to marry the “Strong” one but he finds that life without Ann is a useless thing and the last scene frnds them reunited again and about to live happily ever after.
The play is sincere, well-acted and shallow. The whole thing is so thin that you wonder thy it was ever brought over to this country. The English cast is as well-mannered and as annoyingly calm as only an English cast can be. Frank Lawton as the sensitive young student does, however, give a grand performance.
A. J. Allen Productions will opentomorrow night at the President Theatre with a play based on the Scottsboro case, called “Legal Murder.” It is the work of Dennis Donohue who was the author of “Malinda” and “Ham’s Daughter.” “Legal Murder” is being rehearsed under the direction of Murray Brown who will also play the lead. In the cast are Marjorie Warfield, Mariion McLaughlin, Curt Cartwright and Amy Leslie. In addition there will be both white and colored players in the minor roles and a choir of twenty voices.
MENORAH THEATRE PARTY
The writers and Artists Committee, of the Menorah. Association, has completed plans for a theatre party to be held on February 19, at the Morosco Theatre, where “By Your Leave,” with Dorothy Gish, Kenneth MacKenna and Earnest Gledining; is now playing.
The Menorah Writers and Artists Committee has inauguarted a season of lectures on Jewish questions of the day, art exhibits of well known Jewish Artists, and teas to distinguished men of letters, writers and scientists. The funds raised by this committee is to apply to the main tenance of the publication of the Menorah Journal, a quartely, which features the work of European and American writers, in addition to contributing to cultural activities in the colleges and the community in general.
Mrs. Alexander Kohut is honorary chairman of The Menorah Writers and Artists Committee, Mrs. Jacob B. Eisman, is chairman, Mrs. S.H. Scheuer, is the treasurer and Mrs. Philip Finkle, secretary. Mrs. Jacob Eisman, 63 Fifth Ave. is in charge of reservations for the theatre benefit.
“SING AND WHISHTLE”
“Sing and Whistle,” the new comedy by Milton herbert Gropper which he will produce in association whith Earnest Truex, will come to the Falton Theatre on Thursday evening, February 8. Mr. Truex will be starred and the cast includes Sylbia Fields, Donald Macdonald and Dorothy Mathews. This will mark Mr. Gropper’s first appearance in Times Square, after several years of activities as scenareist for the talking pictures.