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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 16.

"Mr. Sampson."

"Mr. Sampson."

A delightful performance which held the attention of an appreciative audience from start to finish. The play was good, the production was good, the casting was good, and the acting was excellent.

The simple story of two old maidenly sisters with a fluttering fear of, but a sneaking desire for wedlock is charmingly developed in this whimsical piece. Gossip accuses them of having designs on Mr. Sampson their tenant, for whom they have performed many little domestic kindnesses. When told of this, he remains unruffled and surprises them by suggesting that the idea is an excellent one. His only trouble is that he wasn't born a "heathen Turk"—then he could have married both. The rest of the play treats the problem of his inability to choose between them and the effect of this novel idea— "Matrimony"—on the two sisters. The playwright achieves a highly satisfactory conclusion by evading a definite solution to the original problem.

It was a difficult play to do, yet the three players seemed perfectly at ease throughout. Their artistic interpretation showed a thorough knowledge of and sympathy with the characters portrayed, besides demonstrating remarkable success in casting. All three worked together in perfect harmony with the result that it was quite impossible to single out any one for praise. Cecil O'Halloran's Caroline, Alverie Walton's Catherine, and N. L. Banks's Mr. Sampson were lovable characters whose humanity and naiveté made boredom impossible.

Production by Dorothea Tossman.

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