ACADEMY OF MUSIC—The new sensation drama of the “Red League” was produced last night for the first time in this city, and was received with the most evident demonstrations of satisfaction. The drama is of the French school, but not so “Frenchy” as to depend entirely upon scenic and mechanical effects for its success. The plot is admirably worked up. It is full of highly dramatic situations that follow each other in rapid succession, and keep the audience continually interested. Miss Sallie St. Clair’s personation of “Baccarai” was a fine piece of acting, and in which she exhibited a power that we had not given her credit for, although we have long considered her inferior to but few, if any, in the characters in which she appears. The scene at the close of the second act was certainly one of the most thrilling and exciting that we have witnessed for many a night. She received an enthusiastic and merited call before the curtain when it was finished. Mr. Simcoe Lee’s “Andrea,” and Mr. Nagle’s “Rocambole,” were deserving of special mention. In fact we have no particular fault to find with the manner in which any of the characters were rendered.
The “Red League” will be played for the last time to-night.
Daily Cleveland Herald, October 19, 1865