St. Charles Theatre.
Barney Ferguson and “Duffy’s Blunders” have had a good week at the St. Charles Theatre.
The new attraction to-night will be the first representation here of a strong comedy-drama called “Pawn Ticket 210.” The work is by David Belasco and Clay M. Green, authors of high repute. “Pawn Ticket 210” was originally written for and produced by Lotta in the height of her popularity and proved itself a resourceful, strong and dramatic play. On the occasion of its first presentation here it will introduce among others Amy Lee, Frank Doane and P. Aug. Anderson, three members of the dramatic profession whose names are a guarantee of their excellence. Miss Lee is the daughter of Rose and Harry Watkins, whose names were household words throughout the south, there they starred for many years with their own company, little Amy playing the child’s parts in their various productions. They retired from the stage a number of years ago and resided at their old homestead at Twenty-third street, New York, until the demise of Mr. Watkins in February last. But long before Mrs. Watkins married her second husband, and before Amy was born, Rose Watkins was known as Mrs. Chas. Howard, and for three seasons was the most popular leading lady that was ever connected with the old Varieties Theatre in the good old days of grand stock companies. Miss Amy’s mother is now travelling with the company, in order to be with her daughter. The former “queen star of the south” will be happy to revive old and delightful memories and meet her many southern friends on the occasion of this visit. Other members of the company of note are Mr. Lionel Bland, F.A. Connor, George White, Clayton Strong, Miss Sara Luscelles, Nellie Dunbar. The play is noted for the strength of its dramatic scenes, truthful character portrayal and the thrilling interest which is aroused throughout the course of the presentation. A pathetic vein and a love and comedy element are so perfectly interwoven that smiles and tears are blended in a manner most felicitious. The general production, it is said, will be greatly enhanced by the new scenic equipments and the new song and dance specialties which have been consistently introduced.
The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA) December 02, 1894