20 Mins.; Full Stage. “The Lollard.” The theme of this new Edgar Allan Woolf sketch is that a man does not look as well in a night shirt with his hair distributed as he does all dolled up. That is why Miss Conelli as the newly wedded wife claims her husband to be a lollard. The scene is in the apartment of an old maid dressmaker. The wife rushes into the apartment of the maiden lady in her nightie and wakes her. The wife tells how she was fooled in her husband and that she is going to leave him then and there. The old maid agrees with her that all men are scoundrels. The wife objects to this, saying her husband is a fine man, but that her hair does not stay the way he plasters it. The old maid has a male boarder (to make both ends meet), and he appears at this moment, in the wee small hours. The newly wedded wife spies him, all primped up, and decides he is the man meant for her. They begin a love match right away, but he is hustled off to bed by the housekeeper. The husband comes thundering at the door and is admitted by the proprietor, who hides his wife in the other room (not with the boarder). The husband looks very ungainly in his bathrobe, wit his hair mussed and his feet in huge slippers. The old maid tells him to go up to his apartment and put on his uniform, in which he appeared when he won his wife, and she would see that he got her back all right. The man does so. He returns and the housekeeper yells fire. The boarder makes his appearance in a night skirt, and the woman, catching the drift, flops in her husband’s arms. The sketch is well played. Miss Conelli as the fickle young wife is very amusing. The old maid as played by Harriett Marlottee could not be better. The male members have little to do. It is a good amusing sketch.
Variety, Volume XXXVI, no.9, October 31, 1914.