Varieties Theatre

Event Information

Varieties Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
Thomas L. Donnelly
John F. [1833-93] Poole

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
8 June 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Aug 1865, Evening
22 Aug 1865, Evening
23 Aug 1865, Matinee
23 Aug 1865, Evening
24 Aug 1865, Evening
25 Aug 1865, Evening
26 Aug 1865, Evening

Program Details

The French spy was performed only on Monday.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka The French spy; Or, The storming of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The siege of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The fall of Algiers
Text Author: Haines
Participants:  Kate Pennoyer


Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 August 1865, 7.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 26 August 1865, 158.
Review: New York Clipper, 02 September 1865, 166.

“The week opened with the ‘French Spy,’ with Miss Kate Pennoyer in the triple characters, but she essayed them so badly that the piece was wisely withdrawn the next night.  The rest of the performance was well received by the audience.  Lew Brimmer, Ethiopian comedian, and Harry Bloodgood, a burnt corkite, were added to the forces. . . . So far the business at this place has been first rate.”