1887 · Trinidad, Colorado
Trinidad, Colorado: Jaffa's Opera House, 1887. Original document. Cloth. Very good condition. Original Playbill (7 x 4 3/4") printed in blue on white fringed silk, with decorative ruling, announcing a performance of Romeo and Juliet, with Margaret Mather in the leading role, at Jaffa's Opera House, manager Perry Jaffa, on Saturday evening December 10, 1887. The playbill contains the full cast announcing Robert Paulding as Romeo. It features an advertisement of the Palace Jewelry Store, proprietors Bartlett & Cunningham, inviting the audience to inspect their magnificent Holiday Stock.
Margaret Mather (1862-) was a Canadian actress. After moving to New York she bean to get small parts in theater productions. The prominent theatrical manager J. M. Hill discovered and signed her to a five-year-contract. Mather made her theater debut at the McVickers Theater in Chicago in 1882, and became a great success as a Shakespearian actress in the 1880s. Silk slightly age-toned. (Inventory #: 47032)