My Noble Son-in-Law

Event Information

Wallack's Theatre

Robert August Stoepel

Event Type:
Play With Music, Orchestral

Record Information


Last Updated:
10 August 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

09 Apr 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka My noble son in law
Text Author: Fiske


Announcement: New York Post, 06 April 1863.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 April 1863, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 09 April 1863, 7.
Full Cast.
Review: New York Clipper, 18 April 1863, 3.
“[A] more trashy production, in a literary point of view, has never been placed upon the stage of Wallack’s Theatre. . . . [T]he whole play is inconsistent, and unworthy the class of dramas that Mr. Wallack has hitherto marked his management with. . . . We can speak in very praiseworthy terms of the excellence of the compositions played by the orchestra.  As selections, they were not marked with the ability of the ‘Baker method’ of doing up these operatic pieces.  Mr. Stoepel can do far better than he did on this occasion, if he will try.”
Review: Knickerbocker Monthly, The, 01 May 1863, 462.
“ The 'new play' which has so long kept the expectant public on the qui vive, has at last been produced at Wallack's in a style fully worthy of the reputation of that establishment, and will alternate agreeably with the comedies, which, by frequent repetition, have lost some of their freshness and interest. The play, under the title of ' My Noble Son-in-Law,' is an adaptation of the French comedy, ' Le Gendre de M. Povrier,' by Mr. De Lisle, the musical critic of the New-York ' Herald,' but with little beside the plot retained. It is meritorious from its very simplicity, and gives Mrs. Hoey and Messrs. Wallack, Fisher, Smith, Gilbert, and Young a fine opportunity for the display of their well-known ability. Its success is due not a little to the really fine scenery, for the eye likes to be delighted while the ear is engaged in listening, and every improvement in this direction is worthy of notice, since far too little attention is paid to it on the American stage.”