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The scene is a reception room in a smart summer hotel, and briefly the story concerns the romance of young Harry Hart for Jackie Sweet, a manicurist. Harry's father, Lyon Hart, has made a million dollars with Hart's Famous Mustard Sauce and Mrs. Hart, his mother, is determined to use their wealth to achieve great social position. She is the "boss" of the family and insists that her son marry Truly Hunting, a girl who is long on background but short on cash, and who desires to make a successful marriage, financially. Mrs. Hart determines to break off Harry's engagement to Jackie and has Jackie discharged from her position in the hotel. Harry's roommate and pal was young Jack Stewart, whose initials happen to be the same as Jackie's, so Harry concocts a scheme to have Jackie impersonate his pal and pay him a visit. In act two we find Jackie looking very trim in boy's clothes, and being adored by all the girls, especially Harry's mother. All goes well until the real Jack Stewart puts in his appearance. Riotously funny complications then develop. There are several amusing minor romances running through the play, including Willie Love, a bashful and studious youth, and lda Downe, a romantic young thing; also a comic Doctor Quack who tries desperately to escape the attentions of Mrs. Lotta Doe, a wealthy widow with imaginary ills.

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The Masque


Theatre and Performance Studies


The Masque, La Salle's premier dramatic group, first saw the light of day early in 1934. It was organized to supplant the former La Salle Dramatic Society, which had specialized in presenting plays to the student body only. Professor Joseph Sprissler, of the Business Administration Faculty, realized that with the splendid talent at La Salle, it would be possible to present plays for the general public. Accordingly, he formed the Masque, and presented on December 27th of 1934, its first public performance. A three-act drama of the Kentucky mountains, "Sun Up," was a rousing success. Because of the splendid reception tendered "Sun Up, " Professor Sprissler decided to pursue a policy of presenting this year the best play he could find. After much research he has decided on tonight's musical comedy, "The Sweetest Girl in Town." In the presentation this evening The Masque is again setting out on a new venture by having the female parts played by girls. With the co-operation of Mt. St; Joseph's and Rosemont College students La Salle presents, "The Sweetest Girl in Town."

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