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A history of plays Edna was part of is being built below.
** includes amateur, professional and charity.
I will continue to add to this list below, as more data is found.
Please contact me with any corrections, modifications or additions. Thank You !
 
Production: Various improvised plays
Role: Variety of leading roles.
Location: Atwell family barn, Syracuse in the 1880's.
Producer: Neighbourhood children.
Production: Dora
Role: Little Willie Allen
Location: Grand Opera House, Syracuse - May 8, 1884
Producer: The Garrick Club
click here for image of the Grand Opera Building
Production: The Pirates of Penzance
Role: Mabel
Location: The Alhambra, Syracuse - November, 1891
Producer:
Production: A Harvest Nights Dream
Role: A beet
Location: - ,Syracuse - November, 1892
Producer: -
Production: Pinnafore
Role: Josephine
Location: The Alhambra,Syracuse - April, 1893
Producer: -
click here for image of the original Alhambra rink!
Production: The Mikado
Role: Beep Bo
Location: Bastable Theater, Syracuse - June 18, 19 and 20, 1894
Producer: Melpomene Club
click here for image of the Bastable Theater
Production: Dream
Role: Spirit of Poetry
Location: Bastable Theater, Syracuse - February 8 and 9, 1895
Producer: Women's Christian Asociation
Production: Si Stebbins
Role: Minnie Stebbins
Location: Wieting Opera House, Syracuse - February 21, 1895
Producer: Dan Darleigh
click here for clipping on Si Stebbins, its cast and an image of the Wieting Opera House!
Production: Santa Maria
Role: Clairette Styrberg
Location: Olympia Theater, New York - September 14 to December 19, 1896
Producer: Oscar Hammerstein I
Production: A Contented Woman
Role: Calliope Ayres
Location: Hoyt's Theater, New York - January 4, 1897
Producer: Charles H. Hoyt
Production: The Belle of New York
Role: Violet Gray
Location: Casino Theater, New York - September 28, 1897 to December 26, 1897
Producer: George Lederer
Production: The Belle of New York
Role: Violet Gray
Location: Shaftesbury Theatre, London - April 12, 1898
Producer: J. C. Williamson and George Musgrove
Production: An American Beauty
Role: Gabrielle Dalmonte
Location: Shaftesbury Theatre, London - April 25, 1900
Producer: -
Production: The Wire Walker
Role: -
Location: London - 1900
Producer: George Lederer
*** It was announced and anticipated that Edna would star in this play, but, it never happened.***
click here for clipping on the announcement of The Wire Walker.
Production: Kitty Grey
Role: Lady Binfield
Location: Apollo Theatre, London - September 7, 1901
Producer: George Edwardes and Charles Frohman
Production: The Girl From Up There
Role: Olga the Ice Queen
Location: Herald Square Theatre, New York - January 8, 1901 - March 30, 1901
Producer: Charles Frohman
click here for image of promotional postcard of the play.
Production: The Girl From Up There
Role: Olga the Ice Queen
Location: Duke of York's, London - April 23, 1901
Producer: Charles Frohman
Production: Three Little Maids
Role: Edna Branscombe
Location: Apollo Theatre, London - May 10, 1902
Producer: Charles Frohman
Production: The School Girl
Role: Lillian Leigh
Location: Prince of Wales Theatre, London - May 9, 1903
Producer: Charles Frohman
Production: The School Girl
Role: Lillian Leigh
Location: Daly's Theatre and Herald Square Theatre, New York - Sep.01, 1904 - Dec.10, 1904
Producer: Charles Frohman
Production: The Darling of the Guards
Role: Say-So-San
Location: Prince of Wales Theatre, London - 1903
Producer: -
Production: La Poupee
Role: Alesia
Location: Prince of Wales Theatre, London - 1904
Producer: -
Production: The Catch of the Season
Role: Angela
Location: Daly's Theater, New York - August 28, 1905
Producer: Charles Frohman
Production: The Belle of Mayfair
Role: Julia Chaldicott
Location: Vaudeville Theatre, London - April 11, 1906
Producer: Charles Frohman
Production: Nelly Neil
Role: Nelly
Location: Aldwych Theatre, London - January 10, 1907 to April 27, 1907
Producer: Charles Frohman
Production: The Masque of War and Peace
Role: Hope
Location: London - May, 1915
Producer: socialites
click here for clipping on the cast.
 
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