Union League Theater: Third Unitarian Society Benefit

Event Information

Union League Theatre

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 March 2022

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

23 Apr 1870

Program Details

No time given.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Spirit of '76


Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 20 April 1870, 4.
Announcement: New York Post, 20 April 1870, 2.

“The Union League Club Theatre has of late been the scene of some peculiarly interesting entertainments. Private theatricals, the Ronconi operas and complimentary banquets have given quite a celebrity to the little room which numbers in the audiences that have filled it many of the social leaders of the day…next Saturday evening—the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth—will be the occasion of another charitable performance of a similar character.”

Announcement: New York Post, 21 April 1870, 2.

“On Saturday evening, April 23, at the Union League club Hall, will be given an amateur entertainment, the proceeds of which will be for the benefit of the Third Unitarian Church in this city—Mr. Frothingham’s. ‘The Spirit of Seventy-six, or the Coming Woman’s Prophetic Drama,’ will be the principal performance—and a very amusing piece it is. It is to be followed by ‘Popping the Question,’ a farce. We believe that the principal parts in these dramas will be performed by persons who have already acquitted themselves in them with applause.”