AND IS PERFECT
Excellent Cast Upholds Good
Name of Prominent Organization
MANY NEW STARS APPEAR
E. M. Heavrin and Annelle Kel
ley Vie For High
"Seventeen," the fifteenth offering of
the Stroller Dramatic organization
takes its rightful place among such
celebrated predecessors as 'Crichiton,"
Chair," "The Lion
and the Mouse," add "The Gimbcra."
Many new names have been added
to this year's roster along with those
vetcrancd in the past.
among the fledglings who have won
their spurs are, Annelle Kelly, Lillian
Rasch, Margaret Yungfolutt, Mary
Helburne, Frank Browning and Joe
Hays. Of the "Old Guard," Earl
Maxwell Heavrin, James Darnell and
Ed Gans "carry on," with the sam
artistry that has been manifest in pre
Although "Sevvious performances.
enteen," docs not appear as difficult M
other Stroller productions, the
in line and situation of
humor would be lost if it
were not for the ability of the players
to literally live their parts.
The story deals with the joys and
sorrows of adolescent youth; the complacent egotism of middle age in the
father; irritating naivety of childhood
and the consumatc understanding and
tenderness of the mother. Willie Baxter, called William Sylvanus for short,
has reached the painful age of seventeen and through graduation from high
school feels he has earned the rights,
privileges and immunities attributed
to manhood. lie is also beginning to
be doubtful as to his selection of parents; but Jane, his 10 year old sister
is a cross which he feels altogether unable to bear. Willie believes he could
be perfectly happy if it were not for
three things; his father's refusal to
buy him a dress suit and equal determination for him .to go to college and
the persistence of the "gang," in calling him "Willie" or "Silly Bill."
Along with other things Willie is an
intense hero worshipper, Dicken's
"Sidney Carton" being ihis latest
In order to exemplify his ideals he
decides to give up girls. This plan he
blatantly discloses to his crony Johnny Watson, who though skeptical is
admiring. And then it happened
The climax is reached the night of
Lola Pratt's departure
Hill" fails to appear for dinner and all
his clothes arc found to be missing.
Mr. IJaxtcr immediately joins Mr.
I'archcr in the
Mrs. Baxter for the first time becomes
disturbed enough to sink a few
barbs in Sylvanus senior as to his
lack of sympathy and tolerance.
Every thing turns out for the best,
however, when Willie finally arrives
at the I'archcr farewell party just in
time to serve as an escort for Ethel
Bloke, also a visitor, who is out for
the heavyweight championship. Willie
gets to tell Lola good-bythe rest of the crowd as she is hurried to the train by George Cooper
and Mr. Parchcr.
Love's young dream shattered, Wil
lie stifflcs a few sobs and announces
to his mother that he thinks he'll go
to college after all.
Earl Maxwell Heavrin as Willie
Baxter portrays the vicissitudes of
the "in between age," with a vividness
that keeps you winking back the tears
even as you laugh.
Annelle Kelley, as Jane Baxter, the
inquisitive little sister, is as captivating as 'Tweeny" of "Chrichiton." She
protrays prcciousncss without sophis
tication with the toveableness of
"Jackie Coogan." Miss Kelley
creates a role that will be long remembered by those who have had the
pleasure of seeing her.
Lola Pratt, played by Lillian Rasch,
is well done. Miss Rasch lends beauty
and charm to a difficult role and wins
her audience as completely as she does
Frank Brown has the difficult task
of adding humor to an already uproarious comedy. His character work as
Genesis the negro handy-ma- n
James Darnell and Ed Gans, who
need no introduction to Stroller audiences, add to their laurels and with
their characterizations of Mr. Baxter,
the puzzled parent and Mr. Parcher
the irascible host.
Outstanding in their work were
Margaret Yungblut as Mrs. BaXt.r;
Mary Helburne, as Mrs. Parcher; Joe
Hays as Johnnie Watson and Al
as Joe Bullitt; Tom Armstrong,
playing George Cooper was particularly cnjoyayble as be appeared too
well pleased with himself to be impressed by Lola. Richard Jones and
Jeannette Metcalf making up the rest
of the "gang" were excellent, with the
able assistance of Alva Synder, who
rounded out the crowd.
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