Ten Nights in a Bar-room

Event Information

Barnum and Van Amburgh’s Museum

Manager / Director:
Phineas Taylor Barnum

Price: $.30, general admission; $.15, children under 10

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
9 January 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Apr 1867, 2:00 PM
15 Apr 1867, 7:45 PM
16 Apr 1867, 2:00 PM
16 Apr 1867, 7:45 PM
17 Apr 1867, 2:00 PM
17 Apr 1867, 7:45 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ten nights in a barroom
Text Author: Pratt
Participants:  Anna Prior (role: Mary Morgan);  M. Levick;  Yankee Locke (role: Simon Switchell)
Composer(s): Work
Participants:  Anna Prior


Advertisement: New-York Times, 15 April 1867, 7.
Review: New York Sun, 18 April 1867, 4.

“the character of his little daughter, however, as played by Miss Anna Prior, is admirably represented. If this pretty artist would put a trifle more heart into her song, ‘Father Come Home, and make it appear something more than a mere effort of memory, she would be entirely charming.”

Review: New York Clipper, 27 April 1867, 21.

“Miss Anna Prior was very effective. She played the character with considerable feeling, and brought tears to the eyes of many. Her singing of ‘Father, Come Home,’ was beautifully rendered, and heartily applauded. She is a very promising child actress.”