|My Present Past
|A genealogical experience
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|While in New York, Lea caught the eye of Maude Fulton,
who convinced her to come to San Francisco and be a part
of a new entourage at the Fulton Playhouse which her
manager, George Ebey had purchased on September 17,
1918 as the Bishop Theater.
|The Maitland Playhouse opened on September 22, 1919 at 332 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California.
Seating only two hundred patrons, it was a cumulative effort of a group of area performing arts aficionado's and
Arthur Maitland. The theatre hosted many plays and vaudeville performances including live concerts.
Sadly it was only operational from 1919 to 1923.
In the final performance at the Maitland Playhouse, Lea Penman played the only female role in the Edward Locke
production of "The Climax".
The Maitland Playhouse, operated by Arthur Maitland, closed on Saturday, March 25, 1922
Maude Fulton Says!
Source: Oakland Tribune
September 11, 1919
|Oliver Morosco was the Director for
"The Humming Bird" while Lea toured
with Maude Fulton and company in 1920