Charles Edward Callahan
Sabine Karoline Kotek
Charles Edward Callahan: Fogg’s Ferry. A Comedy-Drama. Premiere and Translation
ISBN 978-3-86821-394-2, 102 S., 5 Abb., € 12,00 (CD-ROM, 2012)
(Cultural Studies in the Heartland of America, Bd. 31)
Charles Edward Callahan was a journalist in Cincinnati before he began managing a young and promising actress, Minnie Maddern Fiske. He wrote a play named "Fogg's Ferry", where she was going to play the leading role. In the 1880's in Northern Michigan, the Cheboygan Opera House was reopened after a fire destroyed it. Charles E. Callahan’s vaudeville play received much acclaim on its opening night. Back then for the first time, the Railroad reached the lumbering city of Cheboygan. We learn how the performing arts were brought to this far-off place and how this unique community on Lake Huron developed through time. A whole version of Charles Edward Callahan’s play “Fogg’s Ferry” is featured, including its German translation.