“RIP VAN WINKLE,” BY THE ROSE AND HARRY WATKINS TROUPE.
This world-renowned play, which was founded on the popular romance written by Washington Irving, has been played for whole seasons in the largest cities in this country, and it is so exceedingly rare that our citizens have an opportunity of witnessing the play that they testified their appreciation by their presence in a body. Rip Van Winkle was well sustained by Harry Watkins, and Gretchen, Rip’s wife, was played excellently by Rose Watkins. Little Amy Lee, as Meenie, Rip’s child, cannot be surpassed. The play “Rip Van Winkle, or the Sleep of Twenty Years,” is to be repeated this evening at City Hall.
Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, AR) January 21, 1873