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Trifles

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A Play in One Act by SUSAN GLASPELL
Characters :
SCENE : The kitchen in the now-abandoned farm. house of John Wright, a gloomy room, and left without having been put in order-unwashed pans under the sink, a loaf of bread outside the bread-box, a dish-towel on the table, and other signs of incompleted work. The outer door opens and the Sheriff comes in, followed by the County Attorney and Hale. The Sheriff and Hale are men in middle life. the County Attorney is a young man; all are much bundled up. and go at once to the stove. They are followed by the two women-the Sheriff's wife first. She is a slight wiry woman with a thin, nervous face. Mrs. Hala is larger and would ordinarily be called more comfortable-looking ; but she is disturbed now, and looks fearfully about as she enters. The women have come in slowly, and stand close together near the door.
THE Little Theatre movement in America has produced many notable playwrights, and Miss Susan Glaspell is one of them. Her plays were brought to notice by the Provincetown Players, one of the most famous of the ' Art ' Theatre companies, and she is now a dramatist and novelist with an assured reputation in England and the United States. Two of her plays were acted in London—The Verge and Suppressed Desires-and her recent book. ‘The Road to the Temple,' created much interest.

8.30 OCTET Violin Solo, ' Hejre, Kati!' (Hello, Katie!) with Quintet Accompaniment - Hubay
Entr'acte, ' Un peu d'Amour' (A Little Love) - Silesu
Selection from ' Samson and Delilah' - Saint-Saëns
Medley, Trifolium ' - arr. Moss
8.45 ETHEL FENTON When the swallows Homeward fly - M. V. White
Bright is the ring of words - Vaughan Williams
Life's Gifts - Clutsam
8.52 OCTET Zampa - Hcrold
Idyl, Traum der Sennerin' (An Alpine Dairy-maid's Dream) - Labitzky

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