Theatre: Detroit Civic

For several years Detroit has had an organization known as the Bonstelle Playhouse, run by Jessie Bonstelle. In this theatre many good actors have played and Miss Bonstelle, a kindly, able, loquacious lady, is regarded as an expert impresario. It is said that she taught Alice Brady how to act and other able mimes—Ben Lyons, Ann Harding, James Rennie, Katherine Cornell, Helen Menken—have appeared in her productions. Last spring Jessie Bonstelle organized a drive for subscribers in order to convert her playhouse into a

Civic Theatre. Last week, the Detroit Civic Theatre opened with...

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