Snitz is so ardent an admirer of the stage that he overlooks such small trifles as rent. The landlady asks his wife for the rent. After strong persuasion from the landlady's husband, who is also too strong to work. Snitz starts in search of a job. Naturally he turns to the stage as an appropriate vocation. He applies at the local temple of Thespis, but in spite of his showing samples of applied histrionics, he is cruelly turned down. He returns home discouraged. In the meantime the leading man of the troupe, which is about to play Virginius, becomes incapacitated through too frequent visits with John Barleycorn. The stage manager is in desperation and takes the costume and part to Snitz with instructions to prepare for the matinee performance at once. Snitz rehearses with so much enthusiasm that the people of the house decide that a murder is being committed and call in the police. Snitz escapes and runs to the theater, where the audience is impatiently waiting for the arrival of ...
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