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1928 MAPLE CREEK, SASK. AUGUST 11–13–14–15–16–17 IT'S BEST BECAUSE IT'S CANADIAN SUMMER 1928 Figure CANADIAN CHAUTAUQUA Figure CANADIAN CHAUTAUQUAS OPERATED BY CANADIANS FOR CANADIANS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF CANADA VIERRA'S NATIVE HAWAIIANS Figure Figure Figure A NIGHT IN HAWAII A Night in Hawaii is a riot of color and music—the most ambitious spectacle ever attempted on Chautauqua. Friendly, seas, beautiful flowers, Mauna Loa in eruption, Hawaiian music—soft and intoxicatingly gay by turns—make it a memorable closing night. Swinging into this colorful setting with swaying, tropical rhythm, this company plays Hawaiian music as it is meant to be played. Their rich voices blend with the instruments of their own country, and they are equally proficient on the guitar, banjo and mandolin. BRILLIANT WELSH ORATOR AND EDUCATOR GEOFFREY F. MORGAN Nephew of Samuel Smiles, author of Self Help lectures on SUCCESS WITH EASE Geoffrey F. Morgan is a brilliant speaker, with rare wit, eloquence and enthusiasm. He has earned the degree of M.A., has taught in country school and later at Figure Columbia University, contributes regularly to leading school journals and has lectured throughout the entire continent. His lecture is the result of experience gained from wide travel. He is a close and keen observer, widely read and a thoughtful student. His lectures are marked by clear thinking, plain speaking and an abundance of common sense. MOST VERSATILE KIDDIES' ENTERTAINER Figure Figure Figure AMOS SEABURY Celebrated Clown and Juggler, will appear on Last Afternoon, in an Extraordinary Kiddies' Program, including a Punch and Judy Show. THREE WISE FOOLS A Character Drama of Intense Interest—Rich in Humorous Situations Figure Three Wise Fools—A comedy-drama enthusiastically received in New York as the best play of the season. The three wise fools are three elderly men who have attained distinction in their respective fields of endeavor. One is an attorney, Figure CAST Mr. Theodore Findley Ralph M. Erwin Hon. James Trumbull Archie Rote Dr. Richard Gaunt Harold Banta Miss Fairchild Edith Banta Gordon Schuyler Emmett O'Shea John Crawshay H. Banta Mrs. Saunders Helen Martin Benjamin Surratt A. Rote Poole F. Morgan MARTIN ERWIN PLAYERS PRESENT THREE WISE FOOLS RALPH MARTIN ERWIN Dramatic Producer for Canadian Chautauquas has recently won distinction by producing Plays for Manitoba University. In this thrilling character-drama his company will achieve that distinction and success which crowned his production of Smilin' Through. The stage effects will be elaborate, and the dramatic genius of his company will be reflected in the admirable manner in which they portray the characters of Three Wise Fools. A rare evening of entertainment awaits the whole family in this notable production of Ralph Martin Erwin. Figure THREE WISE FOOLS—Cont'd another a doctor, and the third a judge. In their youth they fell in love with the same woman. This woman married another, gave birth to a daughter, and this daughter she wills to the three of them on her deathbed. The three wise fools enjoy the company of the young girl, but it leaks out that her father is an escaped criminal, and that the young nephew of the attorney has fallen in love with her. Developments follow. BANTA-MARTIN COMPANY OFFER UNUSUALLY VARIED PRELUDE BANTA-MARTIN COMPANY A prelude of surprising variety will be offered by this company on the Fourth Afternoon. Impersonations, dramatic sketches, vocal duets, solos, in costume, piano and accordian solos, all woven into a delightfully refreshing prelude. Figure Figure Figure DR. BHASKAR PANDURANG HIVALE DR. BHASKAR PANDURANG HIVALE Dr. B. P. Hivale, native Hindu, is a graduate of Bombay University, has recently received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University, and has been appointed to teach in Bombay University upon his return to India. In India Dr. Hivale was the Marathi editor of Inyandayo, the second oldest Anglo-Marathi paper. He has travelled extensively throughout Great Britain, America, China, Japan, France, Switzerland and Italy. In his stirring message entitled Is There a Conflict Between Oriental and Occidental Civilization? he will shed new light upon what the East is learning from the West, and also, what Figure the West might learn from the East in Education, Industrialism and the Ideals of Life. He will also illustrate the different types of Hindu music, both vocal and instrumental, through the medium of gramaphone records, and exhibit costumes, jewelry fruits and utensils. Dr. Hivale is unique in his ability to fascinate and entertain his audiences with stories of his native land and at the same time leave something genuinely worth while and challenging to English-speaking people. On the Afternoon of the Third Day be sure to hear this accomplished son of India in a thought-provoking lecture, Is There a Conflict Between Oriental and Occidental Civilization? DR. TEHYI HSIEH The Teddy Roosevelt of China DR. TEHYI HSIEH All who have heard him are enthusiastic in their declaration that it is a revelation to hear the earnest and brilliant speech delivered by this Son of China, so eager and never at a loss for the correct word, never with the least hint of discourtesy or impatience, but rather with the air of one who seeks to remove all the misconceptions of his countryman's name. In Dr. Tehyi Hsieh there is a combination of exquisite subtlety of manner, remarkable poetic fancy and beauty of expression. His Figure personality imparts all of the fantastic charm and delightful graciousness of the Orient. His message, with all its captivating gaiety, is serious and appealing. He describes the language, customs, social and political conditions, ideals and aspirations of his country, in a manner that arouses the deepest sympathy in those who hear him. On the Evening of the Fourth Day Dr. Tehyi Hsieh will deliver his brilliant and informing lecture, Awakening China. Old Fashioned Punch and Judy Show On account of his universal popularity with the Kiddies, Amos Seabury has been chosen for the last afternoon's programme. His exceptionally clever feats of dexterity with high hats, plates, balls, bottles, sticks, pillows and basins will be a source of real amusement to both adults and children. An old-time Punch and Judy Universal Popular Kiddies' Programme By Amos Seabury Theatre will be in evidence and the Clown will introduce his entire Wooden Headed Family to the children. Kiddies! Be sure to purchase your Junior Chautauqua Ticket early, for you should not miss the wonderful programme which the Clown has pre pared for you on the Last Afternoon. THE SHEEHAN CONCERT COMPANY An exceedingly popular, artistic and versatile programme will be presented on the Fourth Afternoon and Evening by the Sheehan Concert Company. Theresa Sheehan, dramatic reader and impersonator, depicts the emotions of life's varying characters. Keen humor, wise philosophy, lover's romance and spiritual exaltation—all to a high degree—are but a few of the emotions through which she leads her audiences by artistry of voice, mind and action. Figure Figure Figure Ethel McPhee, soprano soloist, after an extensive concert tour which resulted in brilliant successes will add charm and variety to this programme. She has a beautiful, limpid soprano voice and has trained under the finest vocal experts of this continent. The artistry of Nell Richeson is acclaimed over the entire continent. She is a pupil of the famous Belgian, Eugene Ysaye. Her violin is a genuine old Guernarius which has been played by Heifitz. DR. TEHYI HSIEH The Teddy Roosevelt of China Tehyi Hsieh, Chinese patriot and orator, has been hailed by both press and platform as the Teddy Roosevelt of China. It has been said that he is the national interpreter of Chinese aspirations, philosophy and hopes. A graduate of Cambridge University, a perfect master of English, and exceedingly fluent yet precise in speech, Tehyi Hsieh comes with a message on China, altogether authoritative and altogether inimitable in style. Wu Ting Fong has said of this brilliant Figure Chinese, If he continues his good work, he will some day be numbered among the immortal workers for the rejuvenation of China. To this great calling Tehyi Hsieh has responded with everything he possesses of intellect, force, money, willpower, and, above all, a fiery eloquence which will not be refused. He has made a life-long study of internal affairs in China and of China's relations to the nations of the West. He has executed many important and responsible diplomatic missions for his country, and has also achieved fame as a platform orator throughout North America. FIRST NIGHT—THE MARTIN ERWIN PLAYERS Present THE BUBBLE Figure Figure A BRIGHT AND SPARKLING COMEDY THE BUBBLE The Bubble, which has attained so distinctive a success in New York, will be presented by a splendid and finished caste. It is a sparkling comedy with unrivaled humorous situations, and yet underneath it all there is a rich vein of wisdom. At the present time, when responsible financial leaders deplore the unwise speculation of the people, this comedy will bring an important message to audiences. Romance, loyalty, treachery, humor, pathos—woven into a delightful comedy—linking the old with the new world—youth with age—riches with poverty—one hundred laughs in a single play—the First Night. CAST OF CHARACTERS—THE BUBBLE Gustav Mueller John Qualen Amelia Mueller Elsie Erickson Dick Graham Cameron Langille Rose Mueller Meryl Marshall Joseph Malen Edward Qualen MRS. D. PIRIE BEYEA Grandaughter of Sir George Alsbury EDUCATION OR CATASTROPHE We can think of no one who is more qualified to deliver a lecture on Education or Catastrophe than Mrs. D. Pirie Beyea. She has had a rich and varied experience of life, has travelled extensively throughout the world and was one of the first women to go overseas in 1914. Her ancestors have been famous in military, diplomatic and commercial Figure affairs of the British Empire. Her grandfather, Sir George Alsbury, was at one time Lieutenant Governor of the British West Indies; while Sir Henry Lawrence, another relative, was numbered among the historic defenders of Lucknow, and still another was immortalized by Sir Walter Scott in Rob Roy. The experience of Mrs. D. Pirie Beyea have been altogether unique. She knows what the extremes of poverty and wealth mean — and knows also that when one faces the extremities of life nothing but character counts. Figure ARTIST DUO Figure The Artist Duo will give an Afternoon Programme and Evening Prelude. All will appreciate and enjoy this rare combination of piano solos, tenor solos and dramatic readings, for all will find something particularly appealing therein. WILL DELIGHT AUDIENCES WITH OLD-TIME POPULAR MELODIES IN ENGLISH Figure Figure RUSSIAN COSSACK CHORUS First Canadian Tour The Russian Cossack Chorus will appear on the Third Day of Chautauqua in a most spectacular and brilliant concert programme that has won the highest commendation all over Europe, Mexico, the Central American Republics and the United States. Sergei Sokoloff conducts the Chorus; he plays upon his chorus as if their voices were musical instruments and produces marvelous effects. Born in Moscow of a famous musician and choir director, he studied at the Imperial Conservatory of Music and at the same time attended the University of Moscow and simultaneously graduated in both in 1915. The Russian Cossack Chorus made its first tour in Yugoslavic at the end of which they received an invitation to give a series of concerts in the Royal Conservatory of Milan—Giuseppe Verdi. Vast audiences packed the hall for as many as four consecutive concerts in Milan, and the Chorus received a diploma in recognition of the excellent rendition of Russian and Italian music. Then followed a long tour of the whole of Italy with incessantly increasing successes which culminated in the award of three gold medals by the Royal Theatres. Figure THE ARTIST DUO Lowell Patton and Fenwick Newell are artists of distinction, of world-wide celebrity and are well known to audiences in Western Canada. Both have been previously on the Six-Day Circuit and both were unanimously requested to return. Lowell Patton as a pianist is altogether unique. He has studied under the masters of New York, The Royal Academy, London, Paris, Berlin and Vienna. He is also a dramatic interpreter of unusual ability and a composer of growing fame. Fenwick Newell was born in Eastern Canada. From his earliest years he was singled out for his charm of personality and exceptional voice. He has since become immensely popular in the United States and Canada, and has had the distinction of singing before the representatives of the Peace Conference at Versailles and President Coolidge. The Artist Duo will give an Afternoon Programme and Evening Prelude. All will appreciate and enjoy this rare combination of piano, tenor and dramatic readings, for all will find something particularly appealing therein. THE ARTIST DUO RUSSIAN COSSACK CHORUS—Cont'd In the music of the Cossack Chorus the great heart of Russia speaks. Through the medium of weird and enchanting harmony, the triumphs, the despairs and sorrows of a struggling nation are expressed. A famous critic wrote after one of their concerts: It seemed as if we were carried into another world unlike our own, yet akin to it in human understanding. The almost uncanny power of their music gripped our hearts in a way never to be forgotten. The Russian Cossack Chorus has a place all its own in musical history. The Canadian Chautauquas have achieved distinction in thus presenting the Russian Cossack Chorus on the Third Night in their first tour of the Dominion of Canada. PROGRAMME FIRST DAY AFTERNOON—Rest EVENING—The Bubble—A play that crowds Towering Situations, Tense Moments, Galloping Glee and Heart-Catching Contrasts close upon your Emotions Admission $1.00 SECOND DAY AFTERNOON—The Artists Duo, featuring Lowell Patton, pianist; Fenwick Newell, tenor—two exceptionally brilliant artists who have the power to make the best in music most attractive and popular Admission 50c EVENING—Prelude: The Artists Duo Lecture: Education or Catastrophe by Mrs. D. Pirie Beyea. Mrs. Beyea was the first woman to enter the world war from this continent. She is a grand-daughter of Sir George Alsbury, one time governor of the West Indies Admission 75c THIRD DAY AFTERNOON—Lecture: Is There a Conflict Between Oriental and Occidental Civilization?—by Dr. Bhaskar Pandurang Hivale. In this message this learned son of India will shed new light upon what the East is learning from the West, and also what the West might learn from the East in education, industrialism and the ideals of life Admission 50c EVENING—The Russian Cossack Chorus in brilliant costumed programme, ancien airs—indescribably fascinating tunes—compositions by the foremost composers of Russia—the old popular songs that live forever. Such is the offering of the Russian Cossack Chorus on their first Canadian tour Admission $1.00 FOURTH DAY AFTERNOON—The Sheehan Concert Company, presenting a popular, artistic and versatile programme—Theresa Sheehan, dramatic reader and impersonator; Ethel McPhee, soprano soloist, and Nell Richeson, violinist Admission 50c EVENING—Prelude: The Sheehan Concert Company Lecture: Awakening China by Dr. Tehyi Hsieh, one of the foremost Chinese of his age. He has seen diplomatic service in the interest of his country, is a graduate of Cambridge University, a member of the finest legal associations of the English-speaking world, a gifted speaker and a popular and authoritative author Admission 75c FIFTH DAY AFTERNOON—Prelude: The Banta-Martin Company—A remarkably varied and interesting prelude of impersonations, vocal and instrumental music Lecture: Success with Ease by Geoffrey F. Morgan, an exceedingly fluent and popular lecturer. Being a Welshman he exhibits all that eloquence and fervor which characterizes the Welsh Admission 50c EVENING—Three Wise Fools—A comedy-drama which has been preeminently successful in the larger centres of the English-speaking world. Through the medium of this comedy the dramatic genius of the Martin Erwin Players will be seen at its best. Beneath its situations of rich humor there is a vein of wisdom which will be helpful to both young and old Admission $1.00 SIXTH DAY AFTERNOON—Amos Seabury, one of the world's most versatile Kiddies' entertainer. He is a master at Juggling and brings into play an old-fashioned Punch and Judy Show Admission 25c EVENING—An Evening in Hawaii will constitute an exquisite, dramatic and musical sensation by superb native company of Hawaiian Singers under the able direction of Albert Vierra Admission $1.00 SEASON TICKETS Adults $3.00 Students 1.50 Children 1.00 NOTE—Adult Tickets after Opening Day (Tax extra where levied by Province) 3.50 Children, six to fifteen, Single Admission .25 Afternoon Programs 3.00 p.m. Evening Programs 8.00 p.m. All Programs as above unless otherwise announced from the platform. THE FOLLOWING CITIZENS MAKE YOUR CHAUTAUQUA POSSIBLE: Honeyman, Rev. Robert Brown, C. E. Scott, Jas. H. Colquhoun, A. J. Watson, Wm. S. Plewes, G. V. Greeley, Zack Chant, Mrs. Bessie Plewes, W. J. Thompson, J. W. Wanvig, O. J. Tiegs, C. J. Wakelam, Jas. Rothwell, Rev. Warren Hoffmann, G. H. Longan, J. O. Fleming, Miss Nell B. Colquohun, P. C. Nash, Miss E. Gray, Thos. Mitbo, Ella Melrose, Walter Hansen, John E. Hewitt, D. G. Quick, G. W. Strobell, R. M. Carson, Geo. E. Simpson, A. S. Beesley, J. O. Dixon, A. L. Currie, Adam Quick, L. A. Stewart, G. C. Wenzel, E. McDougald, J. Carpenter, A. G. Forbes, L. I. Hassett, G. W. B. Sheldon, A. W. Smith, Mrs. A. J. Lawrence, W. F. Colquhoun, S. M. Dixon, D. C. Pickett, J. T. Kenyon, G. Southwood, W. Dawson, F. B. Howlett, A. G. Curley, W. H. Gillette, H. Gilchrist, D. H. Godfrey, S. A. Winterton, T. J. Herron, Joseph Cumberland, W. H. Graham, M. Commercial Hotel, per M. M. Fleming McLaren, John Chevalier, P. Creba, W. Small, E. Stewart, J. A. Malden, J. H. Lawrence, John Mansell, Milton Krinokon, T. Ferraby, Mrs. Wm. F. White, S. Ford, A. J.
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|Personal Name Subject||Sokoloff, Sergei|
|Corporate Name Subject||Russian Cossack Chorus|
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