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Western, Helen and Lucille

Additional Items by the Overland Mail.

The New York Tribune of May 4th, has the following notice of a theatrical performance in Boston: The “New Popular Play entitled Sickles; or the Washington Tragedy” was produced last evening, for the first time, in the pure and puritanical city of Boston, at the National Theatre, which is under the direction of the “Star Sisters, Lucille and Helen.” The dramatis personae are:

Sickles…D. Hanchett.

Key…A Fitzgerald

Mrs. Sickles…Mrs. McPheires

The author of this master piece of Athenian genius is as yet unknown, but the Boston Ledger observes that “it is said to be a very close and correct dramatization from the facts, and offers with it a good moral.” Before this thrilling drama, the petite comedy, The Belle of Ireland, was enacted, and after it, The Wandering Boys. We shall look sharply through the Athenian journals for critical notices of the new play:

Daily Evening Bulletin, June 1, 1859.

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