The term "amateur" suggests to most men the picture of an athlete giving "all he has in him" to help his college team, while that of "professional" connotes salaries, and the "selling" of players. But, until recently, the term "amateur the atricals" has been one to discourage the average theatre-goer.
In final refutation, the Dramatic Club has announced its plans for a trip to New York during the spring recess, accepting invitations from its well-wishers outside of college, and, more definitely, one from the New York Theatre Guild. The complete triumph of the "Life of Man", following the success of "Beranger" the year before, led the New York company to ask for the visit, and has encouraged the Club to venture beyond the limits of "Greater Boston" for the first time since 1916.
The success of any University organization cannot be assured completely so long as it limits itself to an existence for the University alone. The Dramatic Club during the last few years, has proved that it no longer gives performances of the "college dramatics" type. Its reputation has spread beyond the limited pale in which it has hitherto been confined and the present trip will show others that it deserves the high praise it has received here. It is safe to assume that in a short time its name will have become as familiar to "the great American public" as similar trips have made the names of the Glee Club and the 47 Workshop.