Mrs. Towne Has Lead in Farmer’s Daughter

by Laurel | January 27th, 2012

27 January 1939

Mrs. Richard Towne is to play the lead in the old fashioned melodrama, “She Was Only a Farmer’s Daughter or Adrift on the Ocean of Life,” which will be featured in the program of the “Gaities of 1883” to be presented February 3 in the Valley Arena, under the auspices of the Junior Service Corps.

Others in the cast with Mrs. Towne who plays “Mary, the farmer’s daughter,” are Norman Thompson as Joe Brandon, her father; Jane Clark, as Helene, a friend of Mary’s; Edward Kessler in the part of Oliver Oakhead, the squire; Brewster Towne, as Danny Daunton, a noble youth; Jack McElwain, playing the part of Lieut. Truhart; Ralph Ratlan as Capt. Reid; Wayne Alderman as De Silva; Mrs. Henry V. Burgee as Aubeah, a servant.

Mrs. Frank Button will play Josephine, daughter of Manuel, and James Cronk will take the part of Manuel, a planter in Santa Domingo; Terry Bagg will appear as Nicholas Nightshade, and Bill Millen is playing the part of Sam Stoneheart; Norris Sutherland will be Ralph Ratlan and Bill Kessler will play the part of a sailor.

Atty. Addison B. Green will be master of ceremonies and also on the program will be the male quartet, “The Gashouse Boys,” Tony Caulet, Joseph Cauley, Michael O’Brien and Eddie Vallancourt; choruses will include the “Can-Can Girls” with Miss Rhoda Chapin, Mrs. Brewster Towne, Misses Alice Newton, Clarissa Green, Barbara Boslen, Virginia Boley, Helen McGrath, Dorcas Hill, Isabelle Adie and Ann McIntosh; the “Amazons” which will include the above group and also Mrs. Terry Bagg and Miss Doris Young.

The “Cake Walk” group includes Douglas Adie and Clarissa Green, the leads and the Misses Mackintosh, Daley, Janet Briggs, Adie and Albert Alderman, Bill Kessler and Charles Blumenauer. The “Tintypes” will include Robert Goss, Miss Frances Buckley, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hopkins, Mrs. Harold B. Wickersham will be featured in “Listen to the Mockingbird” and the Gibson Girls will include Mrs. William Hubbard, Mrs. William Bowlen, Mrs. Johnson Curtis, Mrs. Clifford Lyon, Mrs. Frank Taylor and Mrs. Morton Hull.

From The Springfield Republican.

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