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Title Sign, lobby, for "After Dark" production at Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken, Jan. 1929.
Object Name Sign
Catalog Number 2014.044.0021
Collection Theodore Conrad & Family Collection
Credit Gift of Doris Conrad Brown.
Scope & Content Lobby sign for production of "After Dark" presented by The Hoboken Theatrical Company at Rialto Theatre, 118 Hudson St., Hoboken, January 1929.

Decorated matte with printed program with second window at bottom for a replaceable card. In wood frame, 11" x 21" high, with glass.

From the Ted Conrad Collection.

Program is the typical one from this show presented by Christopher Morley. Printed on newsprint and bearing the date "Week of January 7th, 1868" which was a conceit of Morley and his friends (related to the original production of this 19th century melodrama) - this would translate to a program for the week of January 7, 1929. While the program was reprinted weekly with the 1868 date used, the copy here is mounted to board and the matte sealed to backboard, thus it was not replaceable week by week.

The handwritten card below:
Now Playing
Seats selling six weeks in advanc [sic - advance]
Full title: After Dark or Neither Maid, Wife Nor Widow.
framed /

Notes Archives 2014.044.0021
Text of program mounted in matte


Week of January 7th, 1868

The Hoboken Theatrical Company
Romantic Spectacular Drama
By Dion Boucicault



Miss E. Howard as A Match Boy
Mr. C. Howley " A Paper Boy
Miss G. Ritchie " A Fruit Vendor
Mr. G. Hurd " Chandos Bellingham
Mr. John A. Regan " Dicey Morris
Mr. V. Rich " George Medhurst
Mr. Alan Floud " Tim McSorley, a Policeman
Mr. Arthur C. Morris " Old Tom
Miss Violet Gale " Rose Egerton
Mr. Bradley Cass " Gordon Chumley
Miss Marcia Hanan " Eliza
Mr. A. Angell " The Colonel
Mr. J. Thayer " 1st Marker
Mr. L. Markovyn " 2nd Player
Mr. I. Pauli " 2nd Marker
Mr. R. Robinson " Battery Ben
Mr. Gilbert Squarey " Area Jack
Mr. A. Kneerim " Jem [Blackface
Mr. J. Thayer " Jack [Minstrels
Miss E. Evans " A Maid
Mr. L. Bolton " Chairman
Mr. Jo Leon " A Marker
Miss E. Howard"A Pianist
Miss Gertrude Ritchie " A Soubrette
Mr. Alfred Burke " A Player
Mr. T. Kilmartin " A Player
Mr. F. Hart " A Player
Mr. C. Ashton " A Waiter
Misses C. Davies, P. Berglin, C. Smith, Habitues of the Germania Gardens
B. Holtby


ACT I Scene 1. The Grand Central Station, Harlem R.R. “Let us keep Our word to the dead.” Scene 2. Geo. Medhurst’s Lodging near the Five Points. “Tonight we may be parted forever.

Scene 3. The Silver Hell gaming house, on the waterfront. “Then I am free from fear. Oh, that is worth all the rest”.

Scene 4. Exterior of the Same Street near the river. Neither Maid,Wife, nor Widow.

Scene 5. North River piers near Barclay Street. “Stand Back, I am here.” (During this scene, Mr. Kneerim and Mr. Thayer, the Blackface Minstrels, Assisted by Miss E. Howard, will introduce their famous ballad, “The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane.”

ACT II Scene 1. Under the Railway viaduct, Hoboken. “It is my little Fannie.” (After this scene the Blackface Minstrels will sing “Buffalo Gals.”) Scene 2. The Lilacs, Montclair. The Garden Porch. “Nor I of you, Richard Knatchbull.” (After this scene, Mr. Cass will render “Gentle Annie.”

Scene 3. The Green Chamber, The Lilacs. “I cannot love you, for another image is in my heart.”

ACT III Scene 1. Germania Garden Music Hall, Hoboken. (During this scene the following selections will be sung: “We Never Speak as We Pass By”, by Mr. Bolton. “Up in a Baloon, Boys”, and “Only a ’ittle Dirly Dirl” by Miss Ritchie. “Oh, Fred tell ’em to Stop”, by the Blackface Minstrels. “Mama Have You Heard the News”, Ensemble, with Specialty Dance by Miss C. Davies. (After this scene Mr. Bolton will sing “McSorley’s Twins” and “Take Back the Heart Thou Gavest Me” assisted by Miss Howard.

Scene 2. Wine Cellar under the Germania Garden. “Is there no escape from this place?”

Scene 3. The Lackawanna Tunnel, The most novel mechanical effects ever seen on the stage. The Monster Comes.

ACT IV. The Green Chamber, The Lilacs, Montclair. “The Gates of justice."

The Play produced under the personal direction of Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Setting by Cleon Throckmorton, painted by Tom Adrian Cracraft. Asst. Stage Director, Lawrence Bolton. Technical Director, Arthur Wyman. Costuming Directed by Alfred E. Burke. Asst. Stage Manager, Thomas Kilmartin. Orchestra directed by Sam Tausend.
People Morley, Christopher
Date 1928-1929
Year Range from 1928
Year Range to 1929
Search Terms Rialto Theater
118 Hudson St.
Hoboken Theatrical Company
Caption full sign (out of frame)
Imagefile 299\20140440021.TIF
Classification Theaters