Senior play, November 1927

  • Senior play, November 1927
  • "The Class of 1928 presented H.V. Esmond's witty farce, "Eliza Comes to Stay" on November 22 and 23. According to reports, both performances were 'well attended by appreciative audiences.' Lead roles were played by Milledge Crouse, the Honorable Sandy Verrall Lucia Buckle, Eliza; Jeannette Learoyd, Lady Elizabeth Pennybroke; Harold Decker, Alexander Stoop-Verrall; Fred Garvin, Herbert; Sandborn Caldwell, Montague Jordan; and Nita Tucker, Vera Lawrence. Other parts were played by Beatrice Seldon, Mrs. Allaway; Viola Hovey, Madeline Marmon; Lester Simpson, Ronnie Trezise; Rita Neagle, Bertha Bates; Helen Salipante, Peg des Jardins; Bessie McLellan, Maggie; Dorothy Ricker, Ethel; Carolyn Woodman, Jenny; Harry Iram and William Bradford, Porters; Staff members included Lawrence Gardiner, business manager; Walter Sherman, stage manager; Rowland Whittet, property manager; Kathryn Dutton, wardrobe mistress; and Hope McCloskey and James Cotter, publicity. Miss Hicks was the coach. Between acts, Emery Marshall sang a solo, Ellen, Madeline and Winifred Ashenden dances, and Boit Brannen played a violin solo. The High School Orchestra, directed by C. Albert Jones, played several 'pleasing numbers.'"
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2015
  • Photo courtesy of JC Marketing Associates
  • 11-2015
  • Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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