The Butter and Egg Man


June 5, 1928


Illini Theatre


A delightful satirical comedy about a seemingly simple country boy who came to New York and broke into the play producing game. However the young “butter and egg man” is somewhat more astute than he looks, and in the end is instrumental in turning a “flop” into a “wow.” It was a sparkling comedy to present following the production, earlier in the season, of a major drama.

Author - George S. Kaufman

Historian’s Corner

During the last week of rehearsals Mr. Stevenson, the director, was called out of town on business and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Noble, the assistant directors, put the polishing touches on the production. At the end of “The Butter and Egg Man,” Edward H. Davison was elected President of the Community Players at the annual meeting of the active members.