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Nebraska State Journal

30 October 1894
page 6


The Fowler company of sterling players appeared at the new Funke last night in "A Wife's Honor."   There is one canon that must always be remembered in considering a repertoire company, and unfortunately it is generally necessary to state it because people are so likely to forget it. It is that high art cannot be purchased for 10 cents.  Everything that is said of the Fowler company is said in a strictly relative way comparing it with other companies of its kind.  In the first place, though Mr. "Jack" Fowler is billed as the leading man, Mr. Joseph Bennett as George Fane did much better acting last night, but it is understood that Mr. Fowl r has the disadvantage of being very new in his part.  Mr. Bennett did some very fair work and his dress suit was in notably better condition than those of most repertoire people.  Mr. Hal W. Brown and Miss Cushman captured the gallery by their banjo specialties. There is one thing that Mr. "Jack" Fowler and his players should remember, and that is that the public demands that even repertoire companies know their lines, and last night both Mr. Jack and his players were guilty of sticking in them not once, but many times.  There is one good feature about the Fowler company: it has never been here before and most of us, unlike Hamlet , prefer evils that we know not of.  Tonight the company appers in a rollicking farce, "Married for Money," in which they will undoubtedly appear to better advantage.