THE "standing room only" sign was out at Foster's when the Senior class presented their seventh annual play, "Sweet Lavender."
The production was well received and the cast certainly showed talent and careful training. Every character scored a hit and it would be impossible to say that one surpassed another according to the part each one had to act.
The only regret we have to express is that the Senior class next year will not have the same stars to win them fame and glory.
The "Sweet Lavender" cast consisted of the following Seniors:
|Horace Bream, a young American......||J. Stuart Davis|
|Geoffrey Wedderburn, of Wedderburn, Green & Hoskett, bankers, Barnchester||Raymond W. Huttenlocher|
|Clement Hale, his adopted son, studying for the bar||Lawrence Patterson|
|Richard Phenyl, a barrister||Ludwig Samish|
|Dr. Delaney, a fashionable physician||Mark Hylan|
|Mr. Bulger, hair dresser and wig maker||Lanning Tidrick|
|Mr. Maw, a solicitor||Amos Pearsall|
|Minnie Gilfillian, an niece of Mr. Wedderburn||Gladys Foster|
|Ruth Rolt, housekeeper and laundress
at No. 3, Brain Court
|Lavender, her daughter||Irene Hirsch|
|Mrs. Gilfillian, a widow,
Wedderburn's sister, Minnie's mother
|Alfred Evans, Business Manager|
Overture, Amazon . . . Kiesler
Opera House Orchestra
Selection, The Royal Chef. . . . Jerome
Evening of the next day, " Somebody's Business"
Suite, Antony and Cleopatra. . . . Gurenwald
A week later, "Everybody's Business"
Chambers of Mr. Phenyl and Mr. Hale, No. 3,
Brain court, Temple, London, Springtime
The present day.
|The author of "Sweet Lavender" begs to remind his American patronsamongst whom there may be those who are unfamiliar with the mode of life he attempts to depict in this playthat a set of chambers in the precincts of the Temple, though constituting of only a portion of a house, it is a distinct and separate establishment. Each set of chambers has an independent door, opening upon a common stairway, behind which door the occupant of the chambers is as much the lord of a castle as if he were in enjoyment of a mansion or a villa surrounded by a brick wall.
"Chambers" consists of three or four rooms and perhaps a pantry, and are often occupied by two boon companions. The female domestic attached to the housewho flits, not unlike the busy bee, from floor to flooris, in the phraseology of Temple life, called the "Laundres;" and if, like Ruth Rolt, she dwells upon the premises, she enjoys the further distinction of being the "Housekeeper."
The man who shelters in the Temple precincts obtains a silent security fromt he conventionalities of society. He is untrammelled and uncriticised.
Copyright © 2000 - 2002 D. J. Coover
All Rights Reserved
Webmaster: D. J. Coover - firstname.lastname@example.org
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids