"The Waifs of New York" - Alcazar Theatre (1890)


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Katie Emmett

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The Morning Call (San Francisco, California) - April 3, 1890

Katie Emmett

This is the name of the clever young soubrette who is booked for the Alcazar on April 14th. The brings a new piece called "The Waifs of New York," and both the play and herself will have their premier, on the date mentioned, in this city. Report says she is a star of draft. Two scenic feature of "The Waifs" are claimed to be important in the presentation, and to contribute not a little to the interest of the performance. Among the pictorial and other effects will be Trinity Church, New York, by moonlight, which, though by no means a ruin, will recall, in a degree, Sir Walter Scott's suggestion in regard to Melrose Abbey,

If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright
Go visit it by the pale moonlight.

Then, in turn, Castle Garden at sunset, the Tombs Police Court, the Harlem Railroad bridge, with two trains passing in opposite directions at night, and also a very elaborate scene at Five Points, as that locality used to be before the hand of improvement invaded and purified it.

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