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1919-20 programmes for ‘The Wayfarer’ at Madison Square Garden NYC

Set of two identical programmes for presentation of the massive Methodist religious pageant 'The Wayfarer' at Madison Square Gardens.

The Interchurch World Movement
                 Presents
           “The Wayfarer”
      By Dr. James Crowther
      MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
December 15, 1919 to January 15, 1920

Inside programme is Prologue, 5 Episodes, and Epilogue. Seating plan for MSG.

Pamphlet, 3 double-sided pages.

Folded horizontally. Some paper creases. Slight tears on folds. The pamphlet has been re-folded off-center.

8 ⅛” x 5 ¾”

 

The Wayfarer written by a Seattle Methodist minister, James E. Crowther. This pageant required 1,500 actors, 1,000 chorus members, and 75 musicians from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and included well-known actors from Broadway and the silent film industry. The stage was built in the New York Metropolitan Opera House and shipped in ten railroad cars to Columbus. The pageant covered the history of Christian missions from the early days of the Church through the Reformation, John Wesley, and included a patriotic conclusion with Presidents of the United States. The Wayfarer was so successful it later played for six weeks at Madison Square Gardens.

https://place.asburyseminary.edu