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The Tenth
Annual spring ^frformance
OF
CIjc diapers' Club
OF THE
Witftrrsstrp of Brtttsi) Columbia
Orpheum Theatre
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. March 16th, 17th, 18th, 1925
Under the Patronage of
Mrs. R.  E. McKccbnie,  Mrs. 1.. S. Klinck.  Mrs. J.  N.   Ellis.   Mrs. J. \V. de B.  Harris.   Mrs.
R, L. Fraser, Mrs. R. P. McLennan, Mrs. Denis Murphy. Mrs. R. L. Reid, Mrs. S. U. Scott,
Mrs. H. C. Shaw. Mrs, C. Spencer and Mrs.  F,  F. Wesbrook.
As Presented at
New Westminster
Nanaimo	
..Tuesday, March 10
Wednesday, March 11
And at Victoria and Interior Points during the Month of May. THE HISTORY of the PLAYERS' CLUB
In the autumn of 1915 a little group of
students of ihe new! y-formed University of
British Columbia, aided and encouraged by
Mr, Wood, of the F.nglish department, undertook to form a dramatic society. Begun
with much temerity, very little knowledge on
the part of the students of practical play production, but boundless hope, the University
Players' Club, as it was then named, while
championing the best in dramatic art, did not
aim to lead to the professional stage. It desired, rather, to encourage appreciation and intelligent reading of drama, and freedom, confidence and appropriate and graceful action in
the presence of a company of people,
Despite this lack of professional ambition—
for since its inauguration the society has done
its work for the fun and love of it—the Club
has made an appreciable contribution, not only
to community drama, notably in the case of the
Little Theatre,  but also to the legitimate stage.
MR. F. G. C. WOOD
Honorary President
The first play chosen and produced the following spring was Jerome K. Jerome's "Fanny
and the Servant Problem." Those who saw
Miss Todhunter as Fanny, the actress who wishes to keep her family in the background and
marries a lord, only to discover that twenty-
three of her relatives constitute her servant
problem—will readily understand that charming lady's subsequent theatrical success.
With a different, but no less effective appeal,
was the wistful little slavey of Zangwill's
"Merely Mary Ann." produced the following
year.
Then came "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire," in Barries inimitable April weather style. What
memories it brings back of a pretty, pleasure-
loving, would-be idolized mother and of her
valedictory to her youth.
This was followed in 1919 by that piece
of exquisite fooling. Oscat Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest." Witty dialogue,
fantastic deceits and shrewdly sketched satirical
characterizations matked the play that introduced to the theatre-going public not only
Arthur Lord who, since his graduation, has
added to his laurels in the Little Theatre Association, but also Dorothy Adams, who starred
in the next and very different play. A, E.
Mason's "Green Stockings." Here was a tale
with an abundance of plot centering round a
high-spirited girl in a state of revolt against
the F.nglish custom that required an older unmarried sister to wear green stockings at a
younger sister's wedding. And the staging and
costuming were what Daisy Ashford, of
"Young Visitors" fame, would term 'sumpshus.'
Memories of the 1911 performance carry
with them a breath of "Sweet Lavender," and
recollections of a quaint and childlike wistful-
ness all the sweeter by contrast with the fascination and charming sophistication of Miss
Gilfillian.
Quaint comedy, too, characterized A, A.
Milne's "Mr. Pirn Passes By," a play of character, memorable for Miss Somerset's Olivia
and for Mr, Pim, whose hands played as gently
—and aimlessly, with the destinies of a household, as with that old umbrella!
The general public agreed with G. B. Shaw
that his ' 'You Never Can Tell,'' was a
"Pleasant Play." Humor, rapier-like brilliance
of wit, human emotion, satire, and withal a
solid core of serious thought, marked this buoyant play that captivated audiences throughout
the province. How could it have done otherwise, possessing the impishness and the tremendous youthful sophistication of those two
"barbarian children  with  unimproved  minds."
Cast in a very different mould was last year's
performance—Jose Echegaray's "The World and
His Wife," a former vehicle of Sir John Martin-
Harvey and of William Faversham. This play
dealt with a social life in Madrid arising out of
subtleties and artificialities only conceivable by
an effete and rather over-civilized race.
Such a cursory summary of the plays produced gives but an inadequate conception of the
achievements of the Players' Club during the
past  decade.
The first of these plays, to revert rather
suddenly, was produced in Vancouver, in Victoria and in New Westminster. In 1920 the
Club fared forth into the Okanagan, and two
years later extended its itinerary into the Koot-
enays. so that now the current play appears annually in at least fifteen cities and towns in
British Columbia,
Part of the success of the performances has
undoubtedly been due to Mrs. Suttie, who has
always helped in the important matter of
make-up. and has been a gracious chaperon on
all the tours.
Apart from its purely dramatic efforts, the
Club has endeavored to interest the province as
a whole in the possibilities of its University
by promoting a more intelligent understanding
of its hopes and of its aims, by clearing up
existing   misunderstandings  due   to   lack   of   in- formation and by coming into personal contact with prospective university students.
Financially, too, this organization has more
than justified its existence for its records show
that during the war over $6,000 was raised for
war purposes, while more recent profits have
been devoted to educational and university interests.
It is a far cry from the little group that
inaugurated  the  Players'  Club,   to  the  efficient
organization whose representatives now tour the
province yearly. But this progress would have
been quite impossible were it not for the untiring
efforts of the director, Mr. Wood. His keen
foresight, coupled with his minute sense of
immediate detail, his dramatic flair, his power to
recognize even latent histrionic ability, these,
with his endless capacity for taking pains, have
made Mr. Wood the ideal person for the position and the one to whom, primarily, the Club
owes what measure of success it has enjoyed.
—K. M. P.
Players' Club--Permanent Membership Roll
Charter Members, 1915:
FIRST EXECUTIVE
President.  Henry Gibson,  '16  	
Vice-President.   Virginia  Page.   '18.
Sec.-Treat.,   George   Annable,   '16 —
Bus. Mgr.. James R.  Galloway. '16  .—.	
Astr. Bus.   Mgr..   F.thlyn  Trapp.   B.A .	
COMMITTEE
Kathleen  M.  Peck. '17 _	
Jessie Todhunter. '18   (Mrs. John Taintor
Pat Fraiet. '17  	
Jean  Abernethy.  '17   (Mrs.  T.  Millar)	
Burnie  Bain. '19	
Janet Bagnell,  '19.
Shirley Clement. '17   (Mrs. C.  Murison)
Bonnie   Clement.    '18	
May  Cosgrave,   '19-.-. 	
Isobel   Harvey.   '18..
New York
.. Moose   Jaw
.New York
  Montreal
 Vancouver
Foote)
.New  York
 Vancouver
 Calgary
 Vancouver
England
Vancouver
.Vancouver
-Vancouver
Grace Henderson.   '18   (Mrs.   C.  DeWolfe)     San  Ftancisco
Connie Highmoor.    1"   (Mrs. Cecil  Adam*} .. Portland
Marion C. Hatch, '17  _ Los Angeles
Harold  Kerr,  ' I 8
A.   Lincoln  Marshall,
Viva   Martin.   '18   . ...
Mary  McDonald.    18
Evelyn C. McKay.    19
May   McCrimmon.   '17
Vancouver
18 .Princeton.  N.   J.
..  .     _    London
(Mrs. Paul Nicholson) .- Vancouver
New York
.Vancouver
Vera  Muddell.  '17   (Mrs
Stella McGuire.    18    _.
R.  C.  Palmer.  '21        ......
Pearl   Rosebrugh.   '17    (Mrs.
Maizie   Suggett.   '17    (tin,
Ian   Shaw.     18
(Mrs.   M.   Bolduc)
Meston) Vancouver
 . . Vancouver
..       Summertand
Staub)  Portland
A.   Cook)      Portland
,       Vancouver
Dorothy Ttapp. '19   (Mrs. Roget Counttyman)   Minneapolis
Violet Walsh. '18  (Mts. A. R. Woods).
30 Linden Rd.. Bristol, Eng.
Helen   White,   '17 . -Calcutta
LATER  MEMBERS:
1917
Merrill   DesBrisay   _ _  	
1918
Helena Bodie   (Mrs.   Arnold Whitmore)
Iona  Griffith   (Mrs.   H.   R.   Campion)
Bina Taylor  (Mrs. W.  W.  Stoess)....
John   Allardyct   __ 	
Agnes Morrison   (Mrs. Cecil Hastings)
Central Y. M. C. A. Buildi
Ethel Mutch   (Mrs.  Douglas Horth)
1919
Pauline  Glntzburger   .-.	
Nellie Ballentine   (Mri.  Rattray)	
Isobel   Forin      	
Gordon Scott ___	
Beecher Weld  _
Helen   Wesbrook   	
Toronto
 Vancouver
.Middlesex.   Eng.
 Vancouver
__ Vancouver
ng, Albany. N.Y.
Revelttoke
Jessie   Adam	
J.  Cecil Nelson	
Willaon  Coates —
Janet   K.   Gilley	
Ada  Smith	
Allan Peebles	
John   C.   Berto	
Gerald   McClar  ——
Fred C. Law	
1921
Dorothy Adams     -
Irene   Cowan    (Mri.   Ernest   Rogeri)
Reginald   Cribb „	
Joe  de  Pencier .-._ - —-
La cey  Fisher  	
Russell   Huntct	
J. O. C. Kirby-
 Portland
Westeroae,  Alta.
 Nelson
  Vancouver
.... Toronto
 London
.Vancouver
Vancouver
New  York
New  Westminster
 „N«w York
 New York
 . Vancouver
 Vancouver
 South Africa
-Vancouver
-Vancouver
 Winnipeg
..Toronto
Ethel   Livingstone
A.  E.  Lord	
William  Barclay:
James E.  Fillard .
William Rose —
E.  W,  Faulkner
R.   C.   Elaey	
Arnold Webster	
Isabel  Miller
 Bridgeport
 Prinvillc,   Ore.
 Edmonton. Alberta
  __Vancouver
  _ Vancouver
1923
Norah Willia -	
Geotgina McKinnon _.....
Don Mc1 In tyre
Gwen Robson ,. ..„—_
G. W. B.  Fraser—,	
Harry Cassidy-
.San Francisco
._.—Vancouver
__ Kelowna
._ .Vancouver
. Vancouver
 Chicago
 Toronto
—Vancouver
..Summerland
.-Vancouver
..Vancouver
Marjorie Agnew ..
Franeia Pumphrey .
George Clatk	
..Washington. D. C.
 Vancouver
 „Vanconver
 -—Vancouver
Wells   Coatea   	
Dorothy   Gill	
Harold  Hunter _.	
Lillian  Cowdell     .
Kathleen Knowlton   (Mrs.
Katie Duff Stuart  	
Alphonse Crawford
Helen   Clark   	
Dorothy  Dallaa 	
Evelyn Eveleigh 	
Mrs.  Ida Breeze	
K. Portsmouth 	
M.    K.    Leveson	
Robert Hunter 	
Alan  Hunter	
Neil  McCallum  	
A.   E.   Richards	
C. Y.   Robson „.
Mary  Bulmer
Beatrice   F.  Johnston
Helen Kloepfer . .—
Beth  MacLennan  —
Constance   Peter   (Mrs.   J.
Gladya Weld ._	
Jack  Clyne    _—.
Helen Reid
J. Harkneti
G.   Hilbert   Scott-
A. Manuel.   	
M. Saundera	
Binky   Bell   	
L.  Eckert 	
Don. Hart _.
Calmer   Ross
Cbas.   Zink	
Jessie   Adams   	
Harold   Etter	
Gordon    Letson ...
Lome   Morgan..
 Lon don
 . North   Vancouver
 San   Francisco
. ...   Vancouver
Douglas Roe)_ Vancouver
   Vancouver
 i Edmonton
1923
   Vancouver
 Vancouver
 Vancouver
 California
Vancouver
 Van couve t
_.. Vancouvet
 Louisiana
  Vancouver
 Summertand
 .-.Vancouver
..California
 Vancouver
—Vancouver
..... New York
—New   York
 Vancouver
- Vancouver
 Vancouver
-Vancouver
-Montreal
Adams).
1924
-North Vancouver
 Van cou ver
.„ Vancouver
__ ..„Toronto
. Jamaica
 Hollywood
S.m   Francisco
Muriel Evans   (Mr*. Jack MacDongatl).
Dorothy  Holmes _..-_  . .
Betty Somerset . .__	
Mildred   Teepte   —. __
Percy Barr  —.—
H.  N.  Croat.-- - 	
L   Edgett     > .....
A. Zoond _   ^.
G.   Livingston - _.
Hugh Russell ....	
Eric Jackson _..	
Francea Cowan  —_---	
Roberta   Thurston  _
 Vancouver
 Pekin.   China
—__ —Vancouver
Berkeley.   California
-Vancouver
 Victoria
-Vancouver
-Vancouver
..Yale
New Haven
 Seattle
 Vancouver
 Montreal
Oxford.   Eng.
Vancouver
 India
 Vancouver
 —Montreal ♦ ♦
lOU   an*   3"
A Comedy in three Acts by Philip Barry.
This play won the Belmont Prize Competition for the best Harvard Play in the year 1922.
It was first presented in New York at the Belmont Theatre on February 19, 1923. with H. B.
Warner as the leading  player.     It   is now  produced for the first time in Western Canada.
The play  is staged  under the direction of Mr. F. G. C. Wood.  Associate Professor of English.
Characters:
MAITLAND WHITE  Peter Price, Science '25
Nancy White  Bice Clegg. Arts '27
RODERICK WHITE  __ Kenneth Caple, Agriculture '25
Veronica Duane _ Oenone Baillie, Arts '26
Geoffrey Nichols  Tommy Taylor, Arts '26
G.   T.   WARREN  Harry Warren, Science '26
ETTA                      _  Avis Pumphrey, Arts '27
Genevieve         Herself
Scenes:
ACT     I.     The Library of the White's Country home in Mount Kisco. Westchester
County, New York.     A September evening.
Ad    II.      "The Studio" in the Attic, an afternoon of the following May.
ACT III.     "The Studio" later in the same evening.
\    B.—The  overture  is a  Medley of Players  Club airs used off stage and when on tour.
The ARBOR
For Classy Sweets and Dainty Eats
Quality and Service
A*
779 GRANVILLE ST. 4 DOORS TO RIGHT COMING OUT Do You Know? —
that in July, and also in August. 1925. in daily outdoor
classes at the Women's Building
HELEN BADGLEY
offers a four-weeks' course, covering the same work as a
Obtain particulars at two-year college course in
SUITF. 18
603 Howf Street      PUBLIC SPEAKING : ACTING : ELOCUTION
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Business      Mr. J. Bennett. Sc. '25
PROPERTIES    _. „ -    Miss Louise Morrison. Arts '25
Costumes                                                           Miss Isabel Russell. Arts '25, H. Gartshore, Arts '26
SCENERY _    .    Mr. Edward Chamberlain
/ Miss Alfreda  Berkeley,   Arts '26
PRESS AND PUBLICITY ) ™isS  g^jjJSS*   £'!* '£
) Miss Jean raulkner.  Arts   26
* Mr.   Frank   Painter,   Arts  '25
*~_. —_—__
PLAYERS' CLUB RECORDS
Member of the cast of four spring Plays—
Miss Connie Ilighmoor. Arts   1°.   (Mrs.   Cecil Adamsl   Portland. Ore.
Greatest Number oe public Performances—
Miss Betty Somerset. Arts '24. 50 performances: Mr. Jack Clvne,   Arts  '2L  44  performances
PREVIOUS PUBLIC  PERFORMANCES
1916—"Fanny and the Servant Problem."   Jerome K. Jerome, 4  times.
1317—'Merely   Mary   Ann."   Israel   Zangwill, 4 limes.
1918—"Alice "Sit-by-the-Fire."   Sir  James M. Barrie. 4 times.
1919— "The   Importance   of   Being   Earnest." Oscar Wilde.   1 times.
t y20—"Green   Stockings,"   A.   E.   W.   Mason.  1 0 times.
1921—"Sweet   Lavender,"   Sir   Arthur  Pinero.   12 times.
1922—"Mr.  Pirn  Passes By,"  A,  A. Milne.   17 times.
]t>21—"You Never Can Tell." G. B.  Shaw,  15 ttmes.
1924—"The World and His Wife." J. Echegaray.  18 times.
The Shop of Fashion Craft
style headquarters
—FOR—
¥ YOUNG  MEN'S  CLOTHES        ¥
Gyf Our Advice Before Buying
THOS. FOSTER 0 CO. LTD.
608 GRANVILLE STREET ONE STORE ONLY &\
Kb A»tes§ii(sl®ir
610  SEYMOUR  STREET
LUNCHEONS     :     DINNERS
BANQUETS
BRIDGE  TEAS
CONVENTIONS
iiifta0 tiBa® §G_®w
a Specialty
DANCING EVERY EVENING Players' Club Membership
(Session 1924-25)
Miss Margaret Anglin
Honorary Members
Miss Edith Wynne Matthison
Advisory Board
Dr. A.  F.  B.  Clark Hon. President: Mr. F. G. C. Wood
President   _
Vice-President
Secretary  	
Treasurer 	
Executive
Committee
•{ =
Chas. Rann Kennedy
Mr. F. H. So ward
   Miss Eloise Angell
....Mr. J. W. B. Shore
....Miss Alfreds Berkeley
-..., Mr. J. Bennett
—_Miss Jean Thomson
Mr. Kenneth Caple
Mr. W. W. Matthews
ARTS '25.
Eloise Angell.
Jean Thomson,
Winifred Hall,
Mollie Jackson.
Elsie Rilancc,
Isabel M. Russell,
J. W. B. Shore,
D. B. Charlton,
Wilfred Kelly,
Peter Palmer.
Carmen Sing.
E. Anthony,
E. Eades,
Frank Painter,
Ralph Mathews,
AGRICULTURE  '25.
Lyle Atkinson,
L- A. Murphy,
K. Caple.
AGRICULTURE  '26.
T. Wilkinson,
W. W. Matthews,
ARTS '26.
Jean Faulkner,
Rosie Marin,
Alfreda Berkeley,
Joan Meredith,
Oenone Baillie,
Isabel Barton,
Doris L. Baynes,
Honor Kidd,
Louise Morrison,
Gwen Stirling.
T. Taylor,
E. Chamberlain,
Ralph Norman.
Hendrie Gartshore,
D'Arcy Marsh,
G. G. Vincent,
Gordon Telford.
SCIENCE '25
Peter Price,
J. L. Bennett.
SCIENCE '26
H. Warren.
ARTS '27.
Avis Pumphrey,
Bice Clegg,
Gladys Harvey,
Grace Hope,
Helen Northey,
Madge Rankin.
Hector Munro.
ARTS '28.
Edith Tisdall.
Milla Atlihan.
Kathleen Allan,
Mona Brown.
Doris Clarke,
Margaret Craig,
Gwen Musgrave,
G. A. Anderson,
H. L. Brown.
W. J. Masterson.
R. H. Wright.
EDUCATION.
R. C. Harris.
3n jHemortam
+ +
CHARLES A.  DUNCAN.   Arts  '1*5,   member of  the cast  of  "Fanny and  the  Servant
Problem,1' killed in action at Canal du Nord on September 28,  1918.
MlSS NORAH E.  COY,  Arts  '18.  member of  the casts of  "Fanny  and   the   Servant
Problem," and "Merely Mary Ann," died Dec. 1 2. 1921.
THE REV. WALTER J.  AGABOB,  Arts    19.   member of the casts of  "Merely Mary
Ann," and "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire," accidentally drowned Dec. 24th,   1923.
MALCOLM G. C. DICKSON, Arts '23, accidentally killed, Ladysmith, August 29th. 1924. Acknowledgments
To MR. J. N. Harvey, of J. N. Harvey, Ltd.. 417 Hastings St. W., the Players' Club is much indebted for supplying the men's costumes in this play, as has
been the practice for many years past.
The furnishings for the stage setting are kindly supplied by Mr. Chas. E.
Dawson. 652-660 Seymour St.. who, each year, gives his personal attention to
this matter.
To MlSS WAKE the Club is greatly indebted for assistance in the Art
Work in Act  11.
To the Window Dressing Dept. of the Hudson's Bay Co. Ltd. the thanks
of rhe Club are due for an effective window display, as well as to WALTER F.
Evans. Ltd. and the Georgia Pharmacy.
Miss Clegg's evening frock and afternoon gown are from J. W. TAYLOR W
Co., 564 Granville St. The other dresses were executed by MlSS M. L. WHITE-
LAW, 1765 Comox St.
The Scenery is by J. McCANCE.
HIHHIIllB»ffi1»
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