Dawson, Mack and Company “A Day at the Circus”

Dawson and Mack are are the act, the “company” consisting of several “supers” and a “donkey,” having a boy inside. After a few minutes the circus idea is forgotten, much time being wasted on conversation between the two over the cutting of an apple by Dawson on Mack's head. From this “an old time song and dance team” with Dawson quickly changed to blackface closes.
The “donkey,” named “Viola,” is liked so well by the audience that it should be kept upon the stage longer.
The fun is in the opening. When the title is left behind the act lags. Both men play well but are lacking in proper material.
Variety 4:3 (04/20/1907)