True to the last

Event Information

Wallack's Theatre

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
17 July 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
15 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
16 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
17 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
18 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
19 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM

Program Details

True to the last includes “The Ghost" (spectral illusion).

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Bride of an evening
Text Author: Watkins


Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 September 1863.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 September 1863, 7.

     “Last Three Nights . . . Wednesday, Last Night of the Summer Season.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 15 September 1863.

Review: New York Herald, 16 September 1863, 6.

The “ghost” plays in New York may be going out of favor. Notes the end of the run of “ghost” plays at Wallack’s, which began on 08/04/63. The final two nights at Wallack’s will be 09/15/63 and 09/16/63.

“There are indications, however, that this ghost excitement has been run into the ground. . .  [T]he people are thoroughly disgusted with the plays in which the ghosts are exhibited. Look at the play which has been running so long at Wallack’s, for instance. Seldom before have so poor a drama and such miserable acting as that of Mr. Watkins and that of his company been permitted in any Broadway establishment.”