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JEMIMA

OR
THE WITCH OF BENDER

AT
UNITARIAN CHURCH
TURNERS FALLS, 8 OíCLOCK
Wednesday Eveíng, Dec. 3, 1902

CAST OF CHARACTERS.

Thomas Bolivar, a Pennsylvania farmer who wants to strike oil

Ervin B. Emery

Mrs. Hannah Bolivar, his wife, who is even more anxious than her husband for a strike

Mrs. Wm. Lowe

Miss Emalina Emerson, Mr. Bolivarís aunt, matrimonially inclined

Miss Mary J. Strahan

Jonah Hopkins, a nervous old bachelor who wants to marry, and yet hesitates

W. H. P. Gilmore

Jeremiah Doolittle, a Yankee from the western reserve, always ready for fun

John Pollock

Jemima Jones, a Yankee girl from Jimtown, who personates a witch,

Mrs. R. L. Farnsworth

Tom Pinkerton, a farmer with an impediment in his speech, who pursues the even tenor of his way

Frank Reum

Sarah Slope, a poetic domestic who aspires to the theatrical profession,

Mrs. Wallace Harrington

SYNOPSIS.

ACT I

Jemimaís mistrust; her little scheme. Courting by mail. The old

 

maidís mistake. Jonahís perplexities and escape Jeremiahís dilemma

 

The witch. "Beware."

ACT II

Bolivarís oil craze. Invoking the witch. "I am here!" Bolivarís

 

terror. Courting under difficulties. The old maidís resolve. "Jonah

 

is gone, Iíll hold on to Jeremiah."

ACT III

Jeremiah strikes for freedom. The old maidís despair. Jeremiah and

 

Sarah. The Witchís revenge. "I am Jemima Jones!" Jonah captured

 

and the Old Maid happy. Jeremiah pardoned. The triple betrothal.

 

Jemima herself again. "Sheíll scare us no more as the red witch of

 

Bender."

General Admission 25c.

Children 15c.

Turners Falls Reporter Steam Printing Establishment.

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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label levels:

This poster announced the performance of a play held at the Unitarian Church in Turners Fall, Massachusetts. In addition to stating the date, time, and admission, the poster informed local audiences of the cast, many of whom they probably knew. It also provided a lengthy synopsis of the play.

 

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"Jemima or The Witch of Bender"

publisher   Turners Falls Reporter
date   Dec 3, 1902
location   Turners Falls, Massachusetts
height   9.0"
width   6.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Poster
accession #   #L01.078


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