Jay C. Flippen Vaudeville
THE GUMPS" ' "The Gumps," a new sunny comic and girlful musical comedy has proved a winner, and according to reports has been doing a land office business . ever grtice the opening date. ' The comedy by Howard McKent Barnes and the songs and music by Casper Nathan and Isham Jones, is managed by Norton, Bunnell and Klimt. . The author of the, play has been entirely successful it is said, in writing a delectable story that keeps constantly in touch with the high lights of farcical comedy, and has fitted the humanized eecentrics with roles that are veritable gold mines of laughter and laughter is worth much fine gold these days. In theme, presentation and acting it is alleged to be one of the best of recent offerings The plot concerns the entanglements in which Andy Gump finds himself when cir - cimistances seem to prove him guilty of all sorts of indiscretion, and always over - ruled by the stronger personality of his wife "Min" who would be a "jolly" good fellow if improvident economy did not intervene the latter, a laughable example of the difficulties wives can unwittingly make - for themselves and those they care for. James R. Praser, as Andy Gump, is the leader in the revels and a vigorous "cut - up" with a knack for high fantastic caricature: and Bessie Clifton, as "Min" is an able contributor to the pot pourri of fun. J. C. Flippen well known vaudeville head - liner, in tha guise of a colored servant Is an important aid in the frolic. Jas. Morton and officer detailed to keep a vigorous eye on events, is master of a droll personality that contributes considerable impetuous mirth. The many other players are equalljr able and effective in their especial roles. "The Gumps" come to the Orpheum Friday and Saturday.