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"Silver Box" Well Acted.
One of the early pieces which revealed John Galsworthy's possibilities as a dramatist "The Silver Box," was staged successfully at tbe Playhouse on Wednesday night by the Repertory Theatre Society
Its main theme. is open to challenge, in effect, it is the pronounce- ment often heard from soapbox orators but not borne out by observation in the courts, that "there is one justice for the rich and another for the poor " The play is well shaped, and in the main there is naturalness in the characters and the dia- logue, but, as the period is years before the war, there have been certain changes in the points of view of persons corresponding to some of those shown, and in the division of prospentity. The ability ot the dramatist makes tbe play well worth knowing, and
the performance was one of the best yet presented by the society Miss Ruby May gave the character reality, and there was able representation of the accused husband Jones by Mr Walter Armstrong and of Jack Barthwick, the thief who escapes, by Mr Frank Louie. Among others who may be mentioned in a generally meritorious cast were Mr Keith Roberts and Miss Irene Webb as the Barthwick parents; Miss Minna Suckling as an Unknown Lady, Mr Claud Thomas and Miss Maisie Bennett as Barthwick servants; Miss Hilary Blake Mr Terence Crisp and Mr Frank McDonald Mr Frank D Clewlow produced the play which will be repeated tonight and
Recital by Moiseiwitscli
M Benno Aloisctwitscb the Kns_>iau pianist «ill g»«- u iccital in aid ot the Alberto ¿elmamneuioml fund at the Town HallonW cdnodaj afternoon This an ango ment has been mu le possible bv tbo alt-iu tion of the date r i Al AIoi«eivvitsch s depnr turo from Austinln lie had intended to sail from Rjdmv tomoirovv foi bis tom ot the Last but lie decided to lemnin in Mel bourne for a imthei peiiod, and Mill now sail fiom Sjdnei on ¡saturdaj ¡September la Ho will probablv lea\o Melbourne im
mediately alter 1 is re ita! on W<vl >,« 1 v
...uuu.i_ij. unui mr. rci'ii-i un »vetiuesuay.
At that farewell appearance, given under tho direction of Messrs. «I. and X. Tait,
Mr. Moisciwitach will play many favourite | works. The box-plan will open on Monday
Naval Battle Film.
After having seen the film "The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands" the Fiist Member of the Naval Board (Rcar-Admiral Kapier) «roto to the managing director of British Doiuiuiou.s Filins Ltd. saying tliat, in bis opinion, it. was-one of the finest naval pictures he bad peen. Rear-Admiral Napier Said: "In ieprodneing two naval battles a subject ol' unequalled difficulty has been alt-mptcd. but with tile co-opera- tion of the Admiralty it most inspiring and realistic lesult 1ms been achieved."
Students of the Mostyn Wright School of Acting appeared in two amusing comedies by Mr. Wright, "The Section" and "Affinities Ltd",
at St Colomb's Hall in Hawthorn, on Wednesday night, assisted by the repertory player Miss
Hazel Terry. Other parts were well sustained by the Misses M Crowthers, Jean Vaughan, Jessie Crowthers, Mollv McLean, Millias Churchill, and Messrs T. E. O'Brien, Reg G. Riches, and E.
Concert for Essendon Memorial.
* Under the ausplcra of the KsaeOfJon branch of the Itoturoeri Kallora an«! ¡Nüdlen«' League, n sacred cfwcert «111 be bcld m the Moonee 1'onds Town Hull on Sunday evenlntr, heilnnlng at a «putter-pant S o'oIíhIí. «\ collection will he taken