Program, The Birthday Of The Infanta, Everybody’s Husband, The Pot Boiler, February 16th-17th 1923

TypeProgram
CreatorArden Club
Date02/16/1923
Club Year1922-1923
Playwright Walker, Stuart; Cannon, Gilbert; Gerstenberg, Alice;
Play The Birthday of Infanta; Everbody's Husband; The Pot Boiler;
People Involved Dees, Wacil; Henderson, Addie; Hill, Ruth; Johnson, Emmett; Johnson, Houston; Ridge, Clarence; Guinn, La Vergne; Fleming, Catherine; George, Rosa; Boli, Lois; Renshaw, Edyth; Magnuson, Loia; Hilburn, Sam M.; Sanders, Ottys; Williams, Horace; Lee, Theophilus;
Organizations Involved Arden Club;
Transcription

ARDEN CLUB of SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
DALLAS HALL, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, FEB. 16TH-17TH, 1923.
8:00 P.M.
I.
THE BIRTHDAY OF INFANTA–STUART WALKER.
CHARACTERS
THE INFANTA OF SPAIN. . . . . . Wacil Dees
THE DUCHESS OF ALBUQUERQUE . . . . Addie Henderson
THE FANTASTIC . . . . . . . . . Ruth Hill
THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN . . . . . . Emmett Johnson
THE COUNT OF TIERRA NUEVA . . . . Houston Johnson
THE SERVITORS . . . . . . . . Clarence Ridge, La Vergne Guinn
II.
EVERYBODY’S HUSBAND–GILBERT CANNON.
A Fantasy–A Girl’s Dream the Night Before Her Marriage.
CHARACTERS
THE GIRL . . . . . . . . . . Catherine Fleming
THE MAID . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosa George
THE MOTHER, dressed in fashion of 1890 Louis Boli
THE GRANDMOTHER “ “ “ 1860 Edyth Renshaw
THE GREAT GRANDMOTHER “ “ “ Loia Magnuson
THE DOMINO . . . . . . . . . . Houston Johnson
III.
THE POT BOILER–ALICE GERSTENBERG
(Repeated by request)
CHARACTERS
MR. THOMAS PINIKLES SUD . . . . . Sam M. Hilburn
MR. WOULDBY . . . . . . . . . . Ottys Sanders
MISS IVORY . . . . . . . . . . . Lois Boli
MR. RULER . . . . . . . . . . Horace Williams
MR. INKWELL . . . . . . . . . . Houston Johnson
MRS. PENCIL . . . . . . . . . . Loia Magnusen
MR. IVORY . . . . . . . . . . . T. Lee
GUS, the Stage Hand . . . . . . . . Clarence Ridge

Notes

Everbody’s Husband is a play about the night before a woman’s marriage and how her Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother look upon marriage. The Pot Boiler is a satire about the very construction of a play. It follows Mr. Sud and a cast of desktop items in pursuit of creating a play. The Birthday of Infanta is a play about two brothers pursuit of the Spanish crown and is known for being quite absurd. One might look at this hodgepodge list of plays and wonder why the Arden Club would ever put on a performance of all three plays? To begin with, all the plays are quite short and length and therefore easier to pull off. The second reason is all three of these plays had just recently been produced on Broadway, making them quite relevant for the time.