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Title Program: The Hoboken Theatre Group ,"Outward Bound" by Sutton Vane. (Hoboken, Apr. 29, 1932.)
Object Name Program
Catalog Number 2003.037.6002
Collection Hoboken Theater & Performing Arts Collection
Credit Papers of Anita Heimbruch. Gift of Anita Heimbruch
Scope & Content Program: The Hoboken Theatre Group Presents "Outward Bound" by Sutton Vane; Under the direction of Mr. H[arold]. A. Zantow. Friday Eve., April 29th, 1932. Single folio, coverweight stock, 5-5/8" x 7-3/8" high, [4] pp. Two copies.

The performance was probably at the Union Club (600 Hudson St.), Hoboken. See archives 2003.037.6002 for the program of a Nov. 1931 production by this same group that was at the Union Club.)

The organization was an amateur theatrical society possibly associated with the Stevens Preparatory School (Academy) and or Hoboken Academy.

These materials are from the personal papers of Anita Heimbruch of 1217 Garden St., Hoboken. (At the date of this item she was probably living at 165 11th St., Hoboken.) While she was in the 1931 production and was on committee for it, she is not listed in this program, but probably assisted in some capacity.

It would appear that she had a relative (sister or mother?) associated with this group: Hildegard Heimbruch who was the Secretary of the organization. In 1931 she was a member of the Publicity Committee and and in the cast.

See notes.
Notes The cast apparently included mostly Hoboken residents. Directed by Harold Zantow of Stevens Prep (who also was performed in it.) A featured actress was Elizabeth M. Rushe (1931 newsclipping: "a graduate of the dramatic school of Columbia University... she formerly made her home in Hoboken and was a member of the Book Shop Players, which merged with the Dramatic Society of the Union Club.")

Besides the cast list and the officers of the organization, there is a list of "Patrons and Patronesses" which has a significant number of German names. This list suggests an association with the Hoboken Academy which had been established as a German-language school. Also the Union Club which was then primarily a public restaurant and banquet hall had formerly been the Deutscher or German Club, a private club until World War I.

Notable among the patrons are executives of the Keuffel & Esser Company of Hoboken : Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Keuffel, Mr. & Mrs. W.G. Keuffel and Mrs. & Mrs. W.L.E. Keuffel. Anita Heimbruch would become an employee in 1942 and stay there for over 25 years.

People in cast or affiliated with the group not including patrons:

Barklage, Walter
Diekhaus, Harold
Diekhaus, Mary
Feuerstein, Harold
Feuerstein, Irma
Ganz, Chrysta (or Chrystal)
Heimbruch, Hildegard
Lindemann, Margaret
Koetter, Gertrud
McGraw, John
Noldenburg, Billie
Rushe, Elizabeth M.
Schmidt, Dorothea
Sisserson, Langdon
Sticht, Grace K.
Wisloh, Gordon E.
Zantow, Harold A.
People Barklage, Walter
Diekhaus, Harold
Diekhaus, Mary
Feuerstein, Harold
Feuerstein, Irma
Ganz, Chrysta (or Chrystal)
Heimbruch, Hildegard
Lindemann, Margaret
Koetter, Gertrude
McGraw, John
Noldenburg, Billie
Rushe, Elizabeth M.
Schmidt, Dorothea
Sisserson, Langdon
Sticht, Grace K.
Wisloh, Gordon E.
Zantow, Harold A.
Date 1932-1932
Year Range from 1932.0
Year Range to 1932.0
Search Terms Union Club
Stevens Academy
K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Hoboken Academy
600 Hudson St.
Hoboken Theatre Group
Dramatic Society of the Union Club
Book Shop Players
165 Eleventh St.
1217 Garden St.
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Classification Theaters
Schools
Cultural Activities
Social & Personal Activity