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The Adventures of Gerard (play 1903-1904)

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James O'Neill as Captain Gerard.
(Wilkes-Barre Times, 28 november 1903, p. 8)
James O'Neill as Captain Gerard.
(The Sunday Leader (Wilkes-Barre), 29 november 1903, p. 2)
Ad in Newport Daily News (13 november 1903, p. 5)

The Adventures of Gerard is a 3-acts American play, written by Arthur Conan Doyle and adapted by Eugene W. Presbrey, produced by Liebler & Co., premiered at the Smith's Theatre (Bridgeport, CT, USA) on 9 november 1903, then toured in several towns and states until (around) 15 january 1904 (see performances), starring James O'Neill (often mispelled O'Neil in the newspapers) as Captain (sic) Gerard.

Note that Conan Doyle's play was performeed in USA (1903) before UK (1905). See a 1905 interview of Arthur Conan Doyle in The New-York Times about his difficulties to place his play to the London theatre managers : Conan Doyle's Hard Luck as a Playwright.



Cast


Crew


Known performances

November 1903

  • 9 november 1903 : Smith's Theatre (Bridgeport, CT) Premiere
  • 10 november 1903 : Pera House (Holyoke, CT)
  • 11 november 1903 : Metropolitan Theatre (Springfield, MA)
  • 12 november 1903 : Broadway Theatre (Norwich, CT)
  • 13-14 november 1903 : Hyperion Theatre (New Haven, CT)
  • 16 november 1903 : Lyceum Theatre (New London, CT)
  • 18 november 1903 : Opera House (Rhode Island, RI)
  • 19 november 1903 : Taunton's Theatre (Taunton, MA)
  • 23 november 1903 : Parson's Theatre (Hartford, CT)
  • 24 november 1903 : Poli's Theatre (Waterbury, CT)
  • 25 november 1903 : Empire Theatre (Glens Falls, NY)
  • 26 november 1903 : Empire Theatre (Albany, NY)
  • 27 november 1903 : Majestic Theatre (Utica, NY)
  • 28 november 1903 : Lyceum Theatre (Elmira, NY)
  • 30 november 1903 : Lyceum Theatre (Ithaca, NY)

December 1903

  • 1 december 1903 : Lycoming Opera House (Williamsport, PA)
  • 2 december 1903 : The Nesbitt (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • 3 december 1903 : Lyceum Theatre (Scranton, PA)
  • 4-5 december 1903 : Lyceum Theatre (Rochester, NY)
  • 7-9 december 1903 : Star Theatre (Buffalo, NY)
  • 12 december 1903 : English's Theatre (Indianapolis, IN)
  • 11 december 1903 : Grand Opera House (Anderson, IN)
  • 13-14 december 1903 : Olympic Theatre (St. Louis, MO)
  • 29 november 1903 : Faurot Opera House (Lima, OH)
  • 31 december 1903 : Powers Theatre (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • 31 december 1903 : Davidson Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)

January 1904

  • 1-2 january 1904 : Davidson Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)
  • 5 january 1904 : Belle City Opera House (Racine, WI)
  • 7 january 1904 : The Clinton Theatre (Clinton, IA)
  • 8 january 1904 : Illinois Theatre (Rock Island, IL)
  • 9 january 1904 : Grand Opera House (Rockford, IL)
  • Last performance in Chicago between 11-14 january 1904.


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