Boston. Theatres Company of Boston. 1915.
Soft cover 28 page theatre program; 7.75 x 5.25 inches. The melodrama was on tour following a long run (365 performances) in New York City; program features extensive period advertising; soft vertical fold; overall very good condition. "On Trial" was the first success for Elmer Rice, written and produced in 1914 before he anglicized his surname. The play was noteworthy in that it employed, in the theatre, "flashbacks," a technique used in the burgeoning motion picture industry. Rice is best known for the expressionistic drama "The Adding Machine" (1923) produced by the Theatre Guild. The Tremont program features extensive period advertising, including, in color, the Vose Grand Piano; also, full page ads for Moxie; Fenway Breweries; Wm. H. Smith ("England and America's Greatest Genuine Psychic…Practising 10 years in Boston") as well as other manufacturers. A most interesting and uncommon theatre program in very good condition, with soft crease noted. Item #51473