The Payne family of Lonesomeville get up a Fairy Play, founded upon the story of "The Sleeping Beauty," and Helene Payne secures the wealthy Mrs. Wilson's financial support. She is a lady no longer young, but insists upon playing the ingenue lead. Miss Tibbitts. a mournful old maid, is secured for their "Danseuse." Willey Finley gives out the parts, while Doctor Heffernan is given the directorship. Most of the actors arc decidedly amateurish, the scene painting, effected by Judge Masterson. rather weird, but after some embarrassing and awkward incidents, they struggle through three rehearsals. The play is carried out as planned. It comes nearly being literally "carried out." One of the fairies carelessly drops her wings and is obliged to step out of line to recover them. Miss Tibbitts mournfully performs a "seductive" dance that falls flat. Prince Charming and the sister of "Sleeping Beauty" become lost in a "terrible" snow storm. Cupid, in the person of Bud Masterson, flies down to ...
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