The Youngest


October 22 & 23, 1929


Illini Theatre


The youngest, a misunderstood and downtrodden youth, wants to write; his brothers and sister control the purse strings and lead the youngest to an unpleasant life until a charming busybody makes her appearance. A gentle romance develops and the newcomer soon realizes that the youngest faces not only the problems of his domineering family, but also the problem of his own personality which is being crushed. Of course the family would like to see the boy conform, fall into the stiff pattern of their way of life; he is about to acquiesce when it is learned that, because of a clause in his late father’s will, he, not his brothers or sister controls the family’s finances. He learns to assert himself with the help of the young lady, and he turns on his oppressors in a splendid, satisfying and comic style.

Author: Philip Barry

Historian’s Corner

Mrs. Dorothy Garrett, after leaving the theatre from that evenings performance, was struck by a car and taken to Brokaw Hospital. While no bones were broken, the bruises and cuts to her knees made it impossible for Miss Garrett to perform on the second evening, so Frieda Grending rehearsed her part all of the second day and performed that evening.