Charley White Company

Event Information

Mechanic's Hall

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Record Information


Last Updated:
11 May 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Oct 1866, 8:00 PM
02 Oct 1866, 8:00 PM
03 Oct 1866, 8:00 PM
04 Oct 1866, 8:00 PM
05 Oct 1866, 8:00 PM
06 Oct 1866, 2:30 PM
06 Oct 1866, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Mr. Jack Cade
aka Ghost in a pawn shop ; Ghost in a pawnbroker's shop
aka Sheep trial; Great mutton trial
Participants:  Charley White (role: Sheepshead)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 October 1866, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 03 October 1866, 7.

“Charley White’s programme last evening was of the usual mixed character, combining among its ‘morsels’ something to meet the taste of almost every frequenter of such places of amusement. The Mutton Trial, in which Charley White took the character of Sheepshead, was a most laughable affair, and his grotesque acting gained for him a hearty round of applause. Johnny Thompson, as the Lively Moke, a character in which he indulged the audience with solos on some ten different instruments, was recalled three times. The performances concluded with the Protean farce, called ‘The Stage Struck Chambermaid,’ some of the jokes and ‘double entendre,’ in which are hardly the thing to be enunciated before an American audience in this day of the legitimate drama. The house was crowded, the audience not being by any means backward in showing their approval of the different performances.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 06 October 1866, 208.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 October 1866, 7.