Handsome and Talented Ruth Craven

We’re sorry to have missed the dramatic event of the season. Those in Skidmore in 1907 were given the opportunity to attend, as announced in the March 14, 1907 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Opera House Wednesday, March 20, Harry L. Beck Presents Handsome and Talented Ruth Craven in Her latest and greatest success, "Her Fatal Error," a comedy-drama in four acts. Special sumptuously surely something.  Scenery staged successful superior.

From the March 14, 1907 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1.

Miss Ruth Craven.

Miss Ruth Craven’s appearance at the Skidmore opera house is looked forward to as the real dramatic event of the season. This clever young actress comes this season in a play entitled “Her Fatal Error,” a comedy drama in four acts. Manager Harry L. Beck, under whose personal direction Miss Craven appears, has given his talented young star a supporting company of ten people, first class in every respect; beautiful special scenery is carried complete, the finest carried by any company on tour. Do not miss this fine attraction. It is the best to visit this city this season. Remember the dates, opera house, Wednesday, March 20.