Edward Locke's appealing play of dialect, humor and pathos
About The Bubble
THIS three-act play by Edward Locke combines all the qualities so necessary in a successful comedy. It has the humor, the love story, the girl, the deep-dyed villain, the modest hero and a get-rich-quick scheme, all boiled down and served in captivating style. In it Louis Mann scored one of his greatest triumphs. He is shown in the scenes produced in this circular.
To outline the plot of the play would be to rob the uninitiated of the pleasure that is to be experienced in its various twists of action. Just imagine, however, a delicatessen store conducted by a lovable old man—Gustave Mueller, with the able assistance of his better half and their charming daughter Rose. Imagine our hero, a dashing young reporter—(they're always dashing)—who is in love with Rosie, but who at the same time is persona non grata with the old folks. Now, enter the villain with his glib tongue and oily ways, to fleece the father and mother out of their earnings. It is an old plot, but it does not thicken in the same old way. You will be surprised and amused.
The dry humor of the old folks, as contrasted with the up-to-the-minute ideas of the young folks, give this splendid cast a wonderful opportunity to convulse the audience with laughter. And the old folks are not so slow at that!
Most of us have at some time or other felt in our blood the virus of an ambition to be wealthy. This ambition has led, perhaps, to experiences which we had just as soon forget. We can appreciate, for that reason, Mr. Joseph Mahlen whom we see in The Bubble, for in him we find the outstanding characteristics of many successful stock promotors whom we have met. He makes you want to buy some stock yourself.
But maybe the old folks of the play have drawn the lucky number and will have the laught on young Richard Grimm, the reporter who loves Rosie. Time will tell.
The credentials of Mr. Mahlen, the promoter, look good. It does not seem that there is a possibility of failure. You know how it is.
The Bubble carries a great story, superbly acted by a company organized and coached by William J. Keighley of the production department of the Redpath Bureau in New York City.
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