'A BUNCH OF KEYS.
'Messrs. Birch and Backus having vacated their opera house to go on their usual Spring tour, Willie Edouin's Sparks company took possession of that place last evening and presented to the New-York public A Bunch of Keys; or, The Hotel. As the play-bills truthfully said, A Bunch of Keys is a ''collection of incidents intended to teach no moral in particular.'' Most of these incidents proved to be very entertaining to the audience, which filled the house. The performance was not entirely free from hitches sometimes noticed on a first night, and a few of the ''incidents'' failed to gain the applause the actors tried hard to deserve. The songs with which the piece abounds were well rendered, and in more than one case the audience insisted on repetitions. One or two of the musical numbers were new, but most of them were very familiar to New-York play-goers. The stage setting was excellent, especially to the second and third acts, in which a hotel interior was represented with a careful attention to the detail. Willie Edouin as Landlord Littleton Snaggs, Alice Atherton, Miss Carrie Godfrey, and Miss Anna Brevoor as Teddy, Rose, and May Keys, Julian Mitchell as Gilly Spooner, and James T. Powers as Jonas Grimes kept the audience in a merry mood during all the evening.'
(The New York Times, New York, Tuesday, 27 March 1883, p. 5c)
'Willie Edouin seems to have made a hit with A Bunch of Keys. In Dreams he burlesqued the photographers, and new he burlesques the hotel-keepers and their guests. The Bunch of Keys are three sisters, played by handsome Alice Atherton, Carrie Godfrey and Annie Brevoor, and Willie Edouin impersonates Littleton Snagg, a lawyer, who thinks he knows how to keep a hotel.'
(Fort Wayne Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sunday, 8 April 1883, p. 3f)
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Maud Granger tours the
United States in Inherited, 1891