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An Evening Over There During the Convention of the Military Training Camps Association March 15, 1918 at 8:15 P. M. Three One-Act War Plays By Lee Nichols Late of the Honorable Artillery Company of London Produced by the Playgoers Club Directed by William Owens Centralizing School of Acting I. V. T. C. Regimental Band Bandmaster, Petrus Emanuel Brodine Artiste Mdlle. Marguerite Lamare Central Music Hall, Chicago, Ill. Acknowledgement is gratefully given to all connected with this program for their generous services, and especially to the author who extends the rights of the plays for the evening. THE GARIBALDIAN Scene —The Thompson's home in London. Time —January 1915. Bertani William Owen Jimmie Louis Stoner Mrs. Thompson Mrs. Herbert Simons Mr. Thompson Gridley Adams INERTIA Scene —Trench K 10, Front Line, near Ypres. Time —November, 1914. Nine o'clock at night. CHARACTERS : Capt. Broadbent, 10th Royal Rifles Henry K. Atwell Mr. Corbett, Lieutenant of No. 3 Platoon, same regiment Lee Nichols Mr. White, 2nd Lieutenant No. 4 Platoon, same regiment Byron Talbert Private Sam Brown, on guard No. 4 Platoon Sergeant E. Bailey Private Higgins, on guard No. 4 Platoon Sergeant W. H. Gange A Coporal, No. 4 Platoon Sergeant Major Eyre Private Soldiers No. 4 Platoon, Signaller and German Soldiers. (Assisting Sgt. Harris, Sgt. Bergenham, Sgt. Coan, Corp. Quinn, Corp. Bro. Pte. McHenry, Pte. O'Keefe.) NOTES TO INERTIA Reliefs —In the early days of the war, communication trenches were rarely used. When reliefs were expected, it was the custom to moderate firing so as not to draw the fire of the enemy. Fix Firing Spot —Before dusk the Germans fix rifles firmly here and there along their parapets with sights in line with the top of the British or French parapets so that when night falls they can fire accurately and with a fair chance of hitting men on guard, before the location of the spot where the bullets pass is discovered. Wind-Up Firing —Firing wildly without any definite objective; sometimes the result of poor morale. When Allied patrols are out in No-man's land, the men in the trenches are warned against firing as the enemy is likely to reply. Patrols have been killed by neglect of this rule. Censoring Letters. —There is often little to do during day-time in the trenches. Many men write their letters during these spells. In the early days, it was the custom for officers to censor the letters of their own commands. Ceremony is dispensed with as far as possible in the trenches. Silent Raids —These are carried out by both sides in order to gather information from the prisoners. By means of these raids each side is kept well informed as to which regiments, brigades and divisions are opposite and as to their strength. Form of Address —A lieutenant in the English Army is always adressed as Mr. MISSING PATROLS Scene —A small chateau situated on a hill top in Flanders. Scene enacted in main living room. Time —Late afternoon, August 27th, 1914, when the Uhlans were still able to scour the country far ahead of the main armies. CHARACTERS Capt. McClellan, in command of patrol of 50 troopers Lee Nichols Mr. Hammond, his first lieutenant Mr. Robt. L. McNerny Ober-Leutnant, Ernest Vogel, a German cavalry officer Julien Macdonald Albert Mouret, occupies chateau Hobart Hart Adrienne Mouret, his daughter Mdlle. Lamare Vraancken, an assistant of Mouret John Taylor Wilson Sergeant Jones Sgt. Major Eyre Trooper—James Sgt. W. H. Gange Trooper—Williams Sgt. E. Bailey Note:—Sgt. Major Eyre, Sgt. Gange, and Sgt. Bailey have all seen service, and are at present attached to the British Recruiting Mission. LaMarseillaise and Star Spangled Banner by Mdlle. Marguerite Lamare. Playwright Lee Nichols Director William Owen Stage Manager W. A. Crennan Business Manager W. P. Simmons Piano loaned by courtesy of Baldwin Piano Co. Music by Illinois Volunteer Training Corps. Petrus Emanuel Brodine, Bandmaster.
|Title||An evening "Over There"|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Nichols, Lee|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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