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Nebraska]. [Theatre]
Centennial Opera House! Benefit of the Library and Reading Room! The Lincoln Thespians [caption title]
[Lincoln, Ne, 1876. Broadside, 24.5 x 10 inches. Old fold lines. Some wear and soiling, small loss near top left and lower right edges. Announcing the fourth appearance of the Lincoln Thespians on the evening of June 29, 1876, performing Enoch Arden and a vaudeville play entitled The Loan of a Lover. The performance will benefit the library and reading room, and feature a much improved acting troupe: "owing to their increased facilities and some valuable additions in the way of excellent amateur talent, they will present to the citizens of Lincoln a better entertainment than ever before." Admission is fifty cents, reservable at J.H. Harley's Drug Store. The bottom third of the sheet lists the actors for each play with their character roles. A striking broadside, and unrecorded in OCLC. A rare and interesting piece of Western Americana.
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books LLC [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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