Jack Reid and Co.

"A Night in Chinatown" is a melodrama with comedy. The sketch, or something like it, was played by Reid in burlesque. Reid plays an old Irishman. There are three or four others in the company, all playing "types."
Reid was excellent in his role. Had the act remained in "one" it may have been more adaptable to vaudeville. Carrying the scene to a hop joint however on Pell street, with an opium layout in a bunk, with a smoker lying there, along with the melodramatics that follow immediately after, stamped the sketch as but fitted for the small time. It goes beyond a logical length. The subject matter is too illuminating of the unkempt side for the better houses.
Variety 24:10 (11/11/1911)