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The Meanest Man in the World A Geo. M. Cohan Comedy Presented by Experienced Broadway Players Under Personal Direction of William J. Keighley A regular $2.50 Show At Chautauqua, 75c See place and date on back page hereof CARL A. REED ELSIE MAY GORDON WILLIAM J. KEIGHLEY CHAS. TAZEWELL A Player is Known by the Company He Keeps Who's Who} These Players Have All Won Their Place in the Sun on the Great, White Way. You Don't See Such Excellent Companies Outside, of the Big Cities—and Then You Pay $2.50 Per Seat. CARL A. REED Will play BART NASH Has appeared in: Classmates Satan Sanderson The Typhoon Pair of Sixes Seven Keys to Baldpate Nothing but the Truth I Love You Turn to the Right and with Ben Greet Players. ELSIE MAY GORDON Will play KITTY CROCKETT This is her fifth season in Chautauqua plays. Has made child impersonations for Pathe records. WILLIAM J. KEIGHLEY as RICHARD CLARKE Is so well and favorably known to our patrons as to make further comment seem useless, yet Mr. Keighley has triumps in other fields well worth relating—so here goes: On Redpath Vawter programs his record is: 1914—Ben Greet Players 1918—It Pays to Advertise 1920—Nothing but the Truth 1921—Broadway Jones 1922—Turn to the Right In New York productions: Inside the Lines Little Women The Crowded Hour Richard the Third with John Barrymore Just Suppose with Patricia Collinge Listening In Romeo and Juliet with Ethel Barrymore Where the Subway Ends (Sailing for France in October to make a study of the French language and theatre.) CHARLES TAZEWELL Will play NED STEPHENS Has played with Ben Greet Players. In the Theatre Guild. Shubert's Theatre, New York. Friendly Enemies. Cappy Ricks. In stock companies in St. Joe, Kansas City and Omaha. In the successful farce comedy, What's Your Number? May Tully's Bucking the Tiger, with Forrest Winant, Cyril Chadwick, Ben Bendricks, etc., in the cast. With Percy Williams' Stock Company, Crescent Theatre, Brooklyn, N. Y., playing all the Broadway successes. In moving pictures: at the Universal with Mary Fuller and Ben Wilson; with the Empire Film Company playing the Frohman successes from the Empire Theatre, New York City. FREDERICK WEBBER Will play FREDERICK LEGGITT Has appeared in many Broadway productions with such producers as Liebler & Co., W. A. Brady, George C. Tyler and David Belasco. Among recent plays are: Alias Jimmy Valentine, Ready Money, Penrod, Robert E. Lee, Pitter Patter. Has appeared with such stars as Henrietta Crossman, Alice Brady, Zelda Sears, Ernest Truax, James K. Hackett, and others. JAMES A. BOSHELL Will play CARLTON CHILDS Has played with the following companies: Charles Dillingham's production of Bulldog Drummond at the Knicker-bocker Theatre, New York City. Where's Your Wife, Punch and Judy Theatre, New York City. George Tyler's production of Penrod, by Booth Tarkington, Olympic Theatre, Chicago. Wilton Lackaye in Hall Caine's production of The Bondman, management of Wm. A. Brady. CLARENCE BELLAIR Will play MICHAEL O'BRIEN Has appeared in The Gingham Girl. The Love Chef with Leo Carrillo. Up From Nowhere with Norman Trevor. Pietro with Otis Skinner. Cure for Curables with William Hodge. Omar, the Tentmaker with Guy Bates Post. The Sweetest Girl in Paris, LaSalle Theatre production, and so on back to 1883. MYRTA BELLAIR Will play JANE HUDSON Has played with the following companies: The Misleading Lady, road production. The Eternal Magdalene, playing the leading emotional role in support of Eugenie Blair. The headliner in vaudeville called The Punch. Selwyn's production of Fair and Warmer. Understudy for William Hodge's Company, Cure for Curables. Al Wood's production of Up in Mabel's Room. What's Your Number? It Pays to Advertise. Bulldog Drummond. Broadway Jones. This is a Geo. M. Cohan Comedy A Brilliant New York Success Which Has Never Been Shown Outside New York Until Now FREDERICK WEBBER JAMES A. BOSHELL CLARENCE BELLAIR MYRTA BELLAIR The Meanest Man in the World WITH WM. J. KEIGHLEY Geo. M. Cohan's Latest Comedy Hit Spontaneous, bubbling, wholesome comedy! You'll laugh your sides off A GEORGE M. COHAN PRODUCTION The Meanest Man in the World Under the personal direction and leadership of William Keighly and Company — a rip roaring comedy. Here's where you get your laughs aplenty. New York Telegraph —'The Meanest Man In The World'—is smart and enjoyable. Entire cast adequate. Many of the lines and situations stand out like the proverbial good deed in a naughty world—is a good comedy—it offers never a dull moment from the rise of the initial curtain to the fall of the final one. Action is speedy from the outset. Dialogue is snappy and smart. New York Times —'The Meanest Man In The World' a refreshing comedy. A typical Cohan comedy. The single requirement of a play of this kind is that it shall be funny, and Mr. Cohan has seen well to this. Filled with racy humor. 'There is neither illusion nor pretense — it aims to be a good show, and is'. The Meanest Man in the World appears at MONTEVIDEO, MINN. WEDNESDAY JUNE 27 1923 Route Box
|Title||"The Meanest Man in the World": a Geo. M. Cohan comedy|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Keighley, William J.
Reed, Carl A.
Gordon, Elsie May
Boshell, James A.
|Corporate Name Subject||The Meanest Man in the World Company|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||3|
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