The Patsy


October 25, 1927


Illini Theatre


The story concerns Patricia Harrington, a girl who “runs second” to her older sister. She is the patsy who is blamed whenever anything goes wrong, and she is forced to remain in the background in order that her sister may be presented to advantage. Her father, a traveling man, is on her side, and finally declares his independence by putting Ma in her proper place. This brings about Patsy’s ultimate triumph, and needles to say, affords her happiness as the bride of the man she loves.

Author: Barry Conners

Historian’s Corner

“The Patsy” was the first show of a Community Players’ full season of productions to play at the Illini Theatre. This was the largest legitimate theatre in Bloomington, Illinois at that time.