|This still photograph from the Broadway play is part of the New York Public|| || The Road to Yesterday |
by Beulah Marie Dix and Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland
First performance: 31 Dec 1906 on Broadway at Herald Square Theatre
To me, the play had the feel of madcap antics in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest—but with time travel! In the play, a midsummer’s wish takes two travelers, Elspeth and Jack, from 1903 to their earlier selves in 1603, returning rather friendlier than they left.
Elspeth: Oh, dear Aunt Harriet! It isn’t sudden—really not! We’ve been engaged three hundred years!