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Handbill for Joseph Jones' play, Thy will be done, at the Strand Theatre, July 29, 1925?


author: Strand Theatre
extent: [2] p.
date: July 29, 1925?
summary: Handbill for Joseph Richardson Jones' play, Thy Will Be Done, at the Strand Theatre, dated July 29, possibly in 1925. The front of the handbill advertises the play as the "greatest religious love drama ever staged" and lists Acme Dramatic Club stars George H. Leapheart, Elizabeth Myers, Agnes Henderson, and Leo P. Dennis. The interior of the handbill provides a synopsis of the play and features a photograph depicting the "powerful death-bed scene." The back of the handbill notes that the play is not a moving picture and the director and performers are listed with descriptions of their acting credentials underneath. Joseph Richardson Jones is described as a professional actor, writer, and producer. George H. Leapheart is described as a long-time successful theater actor who performed in Common Clay. The handbill lauds Elizabeth Myers for her portrayal of "Truth" in Everywoman, describing her as a highlight of local dramatics. Agnes Henderson is presented as a former student of Zara Brown. The handbill concludes by describing Leo P. Dennis as a local dramatic artist whose work has long been an outstanding feature. A letter from theater producer Joseph Richardson Jones [dbr053] is available as part of the Douglass Theatre Web site.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 22
folder: 220
item: 11

subjects:

Jacksonville (Fla.)
Jones, J. Richardson (Joseph Richardson), 1900-1948
Jones, J. Richardson (Joseph Richardson), 1900-1948. Thy will be done
Acme Dramatic Club (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Strand Theatre (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Leaphart, George H.
Myers, Elizabeth
Henderson, Agnes
Dennis, Leo P.
Theatrical companies
Theater--Florida--Jacksonville
African American actors--Florida--Jacksonville
African American actresses--Florida--Jacksonville
Theaters--Florida--Jacksonville
Clubs--Florida--Jacksonville
Entertainment events--Florida--Jacksonville
Advertising fliers--Florida--Jacksonville
Advertising--Florida--Jacksonville
Handbills




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Joseph Jones
Presents
THE ACME DRAMATIC CLUB
In
His Dramatic Triumph
'THY WILL BE DONE'
with
Geo. H. Leapheart, Mrs. Elizabeth Myers, Agnes Henderson, Leo P. Dennis
Greatest Religious Love Drama Ever Staged
Strand Theatre July 29th.




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[Note: The text is divided by a central photograph. Text sections are distinguished by a black dashed-line border at the top and bottom. The printer, Afro-American Print, is noted in the bottom left corner, along with its address]
AFRO-AMERICAN PRINT 103 E. [EAST] UNION]


[Note: Photo of the death-bed scene where one man is raising his arms above himself and another is cradling a dying woman]
See This Powerful Death-Bed Scene]

STORY As death claims the life of Martha McCord, (Mrs. Elizabeth Myers), by Divine Power of GOD, her husband, Steven McCord, (James Williams), a paralytic, and her daughter, Rosemary, (Mamie Holloman), a cripple, are restored to health. God said "Believe In Me and Ye Shall Be Saved"

Time wears on -- Clinton McCord, (Geo. Leapheart), marries Alice, (Agnes Henderson) a child-hood sweetheart. Then Grant McCord, (Joseph Jones), comes between his brother and his Brother's wife.

But GOD said "Thou Shalt Not Covet", "Those whom God hath Joined, Let No Man Put Asunder"

Grant must pay, and he does but HOW? See the answer in "THY WILL BE DONE" at the

Strand Theatre
JULY 29TH.




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Don't fail to see this TRAGIC -- PATHETIC -- APPEALING RELIGIOUS -- LOVE Drama.
[Not a Moving Picture]
Story written and Directed by Joseph Jones
See the Tragic Death Bed Scene
The Religious Denunciation
The Tragic End of Grant's Career
By Such Artists as
JOSEPH JONES,
whom has been a Professional Actor, Author, Producer six years.
GEORGE H. LEAPHEART
whose Performances in "Common Clay" and other stage successes will be long remembered.
Mrs. ELIZABETH MYERS,
whose Perfect portrayal of "TRUTH" in "EVERYWOMAN" was one of the high lights of local dramatics.
AGNES HENDERSON,
former student of Mme. Zara Brown, whose dramatic ability will carry her to great heights some day.
LEO P. DENNIS,
a local dramatic artist whose work has long been an outstanding feature.