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The New York Times, August 10, 1909

East Side Playhouse Dissolved Because of Lack of Funds.

Supreme Court Justice Goff yesterday granted the motion for the dissolution of the Educational Theatre for Children at Jefferson Street and East Broadway, which was opened in 1907 in connection with the Educational Alliance. The President of the Board of Managers was Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain") and among the members of the Board of Directors were Robert J. Collier, the Rev. Percy Stickney Grant, and President Stanley Hall of Clark University.

It was expected to carry the enterprise along on voluntary contributions, but they were not forthcoming, and the matter of dissolution came up some weeks ago. There was no opposition to the decision of the Court yesterday.

On November of last year Mr. Clemens took several hundred of his friends to the theatre where they witnessed a performance of "The Prince and the Pauper," a dramatization of his story. It is said that of late Mr. Collier has contributed most of the funds toward maintaining the theatre.

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