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Collection Federal Theatre Project, 1935 to 1939

Power (Arthur Arent)

New York, February 23-August, 1937

Ritz Theatre
Directed by Brett Warren
Music by Lee Wainer

Items

Credits

  • Title - Power
  • Author - Arent, Arthur
  • Location - New York, NY(Ritz Theatre)
  • Date - Feb 23 - August?, 1937
  • Genre - Drama/Living Newspaper
  • Director - Brett Warren
  • Composer - Lee Wainer
  • Conductor - Myron Roman
  • Costume Designer - Louis Bunin
  • Set Designer - Howard Bay
  • Technical Director - Monroe Hack

Cast

  • Voice of the Living Newspaper - Charles Dill
  • Old Man at Radio, Martin Insull, M. H. Aylesworth, Clerk of the Senate, John Lord O'Brien, James Lawrence Fly - Charles Danforth
  • Old Man's Wife - Kate Cloud
  • Police Operator, Grocer, Butcher - Charles T. Lewis
  • Surgeon, Robert E. Healy, Federal Trade Commision Spokesman, Company Agent, Business Man - Gregory Robbins
  • Intern, Hardware Clerk - Maurice MacNevin
  • Intern, Rent Collector - Peter Marvin
  • Patient - Agnes Moss
  • Policeman, Electric Co. Clerk, Mayor's Secretary, Grocer, Voice of Linesman - James Swift
  • Theatre Manager, Barber - Joe Rose
  • Irish Mother, City Dweller's Wife - Guerita Donnelly
  • Bakery Proprietor, Policeman, Electric Co. Manager, Broker - Frank McMunn
  • Airport Radio Operator, Senator George W. Norris - Burton Mallory
  • Restaurant Proprietor, Grocery Clerk, Fruit Vendor, Linesman - Richard Keller
  • Traffic Accident Victim - Marjorie Betts
  • Driver of Car - Lionel Dante
  • Announcer, City Dweller - Jack Lorenz
  • William Gilbert, Man on Bench, Farmer - Wilfred Clark
  • Michael Faraday, Director, Samuel J. Insull, James M. Beck Business Man - H. H. McCollum
  • Georg Simon Ohm, Director, Editor, Public Utilities Commisioner - Harry Brooks
  • Zenobe T. Gramme, Electric Co. Manager, Father, Carl D. Thompson, Frank W. Smith, Governor Bibb Graves - Allan Tower
  • Thomas A. Edison, Senator Burton K. Wheeler, Utilities Representative, William Cope, Voice of Chief Justice Hughes - Dudley Hawley
  • Financier, T. Commerford Martin, J. L. Murphy, Politician, Wendell L. Willkie, Business Man - William Roselle
  • Consumer, Consumer Angus T. Buttonkooper - Muni Diamond
  • Electrician, Man Who Knows, Rent Collector, Linesman, Man on Soap Box - Robert Noack
  • Grocery Clerk, Fruit Vendor - Jack Shipman
  • Butcher - Joseph Murray
  • Butcher - Kermit Augustine
  • Chairman, Senator Sherman Minton, Bernard F. Weadock, Voice of Justice McReynolds - James F. Kelly
  • Witness, The Messrs. Carmichael, Mr. Lane, Utilities Executive, Forney Johnston - Bernard Pate
  • Daughter - Viola Swayne
  • Mrs. Lane of 1913 - Eleanora Barrie
  • Mrs. Lane of 1926 - Jane Graham
  • Hardware Clerk, Mayor Clare W. H. Bangs, Chairman, Man on Street, Governor Hil McAllister - Edward LeDuc
  • Drygoods Clerk - Lionel Dante
  • Drygoods Clerk - Seymour Malmude
  • Electric Co. Clerk, Company Agent, Consumer-at-Large - Warren Pittenger
  • Representative John E. Rankin, Chariman - Ulric Collins
  • Second Congressman, Storekeeper - Joseph Rivers
  • Third Congressman - William Arthur Row
  • Farmer's Wife - Jean Thomas
  • Old Woman - Edith Harcourt
  • Colored Farmer - Milton Williams
  • Man on Street - Jack Denver
  • Woman Stockholder - Marie Edwards
  • District Court Judge - Wilbur DeRouge
  • Court of Appeals Judge - John Harkins

De Witt Clinton High School, March 19, 1937

Ritz Production visiting(?)

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New York, February 10, 1938

Note: This production is a revival production in the same location as the original 1937 production.
Ritz Theatre
Directed by Edward Vail
Music by Lee Wainer

Credits

  • Title - Power
  • Author - Arent, Arthur
  • Location - New York, NY(Ritz Theatre)
  • Date - Feb 10, 1938
  • Genre - Drama/Living Newspaper
  • Director - Edward Vail
  • Composer - Lee Wainer
  • Conductor - George Rubenstein
  • Costume Designer - Dorothy Ward
  • Set Designer -

Cast

  • Voice of the Living Newspaper - Boyd Agin
  • Old Man at Radio, Martin Insull, M. H. Aylesworth, Clerk of Senate, James Lawrence Fly - Charles Danforth
  • Old man's Wife - Kate Cloud
  • Police Operator, Policeman, Grocer, Butcher - Charles Lewis
  • Surgeon, Electric Company Manager - Oliver Putnam
  • Internes - Robert Bowen
  • Intern, Robert E. Healy, Second Congressman - Everet Charleton
  • Patient - Agnes Moss
  • Garment Workers - Lottie Quinby, Frances Nichols
  • Policeman, Butcher, Governor Hill McAlister - Charles Douglas
  • Theatre Manager, Grocery Clerk, Fruit Vendor, Barber - Sam Lewis
  • Irish Mother - Sadie Belgarde
  • Baker Proprietor - Joseph Murray
  • Airport Radio Operator, James M. Beck - Arthur Davies
  • Restaurant Proprietor, Hardware Clerk - Harry Kline
  • Traffic Accident Victim - Peggy Hastings
  • Driver of Car, Fruit Vendor, Carl D. Thompson, Man on Soap Box - Brandt Peters
  • Announcer, Senator Sherman Minton, City Dweller, City Man - John Lorenz
  • William Gilbert - Don Harwood
  • Michael Faraday, Court of Appeals Judge - Robert Halsey
  • George Simon Ohm, Editor, Public Utilities Commisioner, - Harry Brooks
  • Zenobe T. Gramme, J. L. Murphy, Business Man - Clay Cody
  • Thomas Edison, Chairman, Wendell L. Wilkie - Harrison Brockbank
  • Financier, T. Commerform Martin, Sanator Burton K. Wheeler, The Messrs. Carmichael, Utilities Representative, William Cope, Voice of Chief Justice
  • Hughes - Dudley Hawley
  • Consumer, Angus T. Buttonkeeper, Investor - Allan MacAteer
  • Electrician, Man Who Knows, Forney Johnston - Ben Rose
  • Grocery Clerk - Ivan Acharg
  • Butcher, Rent Collector, Linesman - Kenneth Tuttle
  • Electric Company Manager, Elec. Co. Clerk, Company Agent, Man on Street, Consumer-at-Large - Warren Pettinger
  • Electric Co. Clerk, Grocer, Governor Bibb Graves - Jack Casey
  • Man on Bench, Farmer - Wilfred Clark
  • Witness, Father, Mayor's Secretary, Voice of Linesman, Man on Street - James Swift
  • Senator Goerge W. Norris - Haliam Bosworth
  • Daughter - Viola Swayne
  • Samuel J. Insull, Politician, Bernard F. Weadock, Voice of Justice McReynolds - William Mulligan
  • Mr. Lane - Craig Neslo
  • Mrs. Lane of 1913 - Edith Appleton
  • Mrs. Lane of 1926 - Jane Graham
  • Hardware Clerk, Linesman - William Myron
  • Drygoods Clerk - Thomas MacIntyre
  • Drygoods Clerk, Federal Trade Commisions Spokesman, Business Man - Walter Franklyn
  • Rent Collector, Utilities Executive - Frank Verigun
  • Mayor Clare W. H. Bangs - Jack Kingsburg
  • Representative John E. Rankin, Chairman - Ulric Collins
  • Third Congressman, District Court Judge - Charles Peyton
  • Farmer's Wife - Frances Ware
  • City Dweller's Wife - Gladys Parke
  • Chairman - William Barrows
  • Storekeeper - Law Lederer
  • Old Woman - Edith Harcourt
  • Colored Farmer - Milton Williams
  • Company Agent - Julius Klineman
  • Frank W. Smith - Jack Kingsbury
  • Woman Stockholder - Mabel Grainger
  • Broker - Ellsworth Woods
  • Business Man - Edward West
  • Nurses, Marchers, Consumers, Housewives - Peggy Hastings, Winifred Gilmore, Mabel Grainger, Marjorie Betz, Alice Courtney, Patsie DeForrest, Gladys Parks, Eda Reis, Viola Swayne, Eleanor Barrie, Alice De Lane, Winifred Gilmore, Nancy Kelly, Agnes Moss, Lottie Quimby, Lulu Thorne
  • Electricians, Business Men, Directors, Commisioners, Stagehands, College Professors, Farmers, Catoosa County Residents, Reporters, Marchers, Consumers - Ben Rose, Kenneth Tuttle, Julius Klineman, Charles Peyton, Charles Lewis, William Myron, Ellsworth Woods, George Fay, Edward West, Harry Brooks, Don Harwood, Clay Cody, Dudley Hawley, Jack Casey, Jack Smith, Sam Lewis, Warren Pettinger, Joseph Murray, William Gallagher, Charles Douglas, Thomas MacIntyre, Robert Halsey, Harry Kline, Charles Levine, Arthur Davies, Frank Verigun, Everet Charleton, Alonzo McWaith, Philip Thomas, Ivan Acharg, Alfred George, C. P. Glocker, Milt Williams, William Barrows, J. T. Casey, W. J. Franklin, Law Lederer, H. McLaughlin, Frances Nichols

Seattle, July 6-10, 1937

Metropolitan Theatre
Directed by Florence Wainer
Music by Lee Wainer

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Credits

  • Title - Power
  • Author - Arent, Arthur
  • Location - Seattle, Washington (Metropolitan Theatre)
  • Date - July 6 - 10, 1937
  • Genre - Drama/Living Newspaper
  • Director - Florence Bean James
  • Composer - Lee Wainer
  • Conductor - George Metcalfe
  • Costume Designer - Virginia Opsvig
  • Set Designer - Virginia Miller
  • Tech Director - Burton James
  • Stage Manager - Jane Chandler

Cast

  • Voice of the Living Newspaper - Willis Higley
  • Consumer - David Carroll
  • Senator George W. Norris - Charles Malott
  • Samuel Insull - Sandy Harper

Chicago, August 15, 1938

Blackstone Theatre
Directed by Edward Vail
Music by Lee Wainer

Items

Credits

  • Title - Power
  • Author - Arent, Arthur
  • Location - Chicago, Illinois (Blackstone Theatre)
  • Date - Aug 15, 1938
  • Genre - Drama/Living Newspaper
  • Director - Edward Vail
  • Composer - Lee Wainer
  • Conductor - Charles Gardner
  • Costume Designer - John Pratt
  • Set Designer - Clive Rickabaugh
  • Music Director - Edward Wurtzbach
  • Lighting - Nat Crawford

Cast

  • Voice of the Living Newspaper - Boyd Agin
  • Consumer - William Courneen
  • Senator George W. Norris - Duke Watson
  • Samuel Insull - James Billings

San Francisco, August 12, 1937

Alcazar Theatre
Directed by Peter Heiman
Music by Homer Simmons

Items

Credits

  • Title - Power
  • Author - Arent, Arthur
  • Location - San Francisco, California (Alcazar Theatre)
  • Date - Aug 12, 1937
  • Genre - Drama/Living Newspaper
  • Director - Peter Heiman
  • Composer - Homer Simmons
  • Conductor - Fritz Tubach
  • Costume Designer - Ruth Allen
  • Set Designer - Scott McLean
  • Lighting - Scott McLean

Cast

  • Voice of the Living Newspaper - Phil Stearns
  • Consumer - Will H. Vedder
  • Senator George W. Norris - Ben Legere
  • Samuel Insull - Daniel Pennell

Portland, Oregon, March 25, 1938

Directed by Bess Whitcomb
Music by Lee Wainer

Items

  • production notebook
    • reports........pg. 10-11
    • set designs...pg. 12-14
    • costumes.....pg. 15-17
    • photos.........pg. 18-33
    • publicity......pg. 35-36
    • program......pg. 37-41

Credits

  • Title - Power
  • Author - Arent, Arthur
  • Location - Portland, Oregon
  • Date - Mar 25, 1938
  • Genre - Drama/Living Newspaper
  • Director - Bess Whitcomb
  • Composer - Lee Wainer
  • Conductor - Misha Pelz
  • Costume Designer - Mae Ross
  • Set Designer -

Cast

  • Voice of the Living Newspaper - Paul Zaremba
  • Consumer - Harry Miles
  • Senator George W. Norris - Frank Robinson
  • Samuel Insull - Fred Miller

Artifacts for Unspecified Productions of Power

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