Mr. Bingles sees a melodrama one night in the theater and makes up his mind to become an actor. He becomes acquainted with an author, who has a play for sale, and after a reading, determines to produce it. Bingles sees a dramatic agent, engages a company and begins rehearsals. The author is not satisfied with the cast selected by Mr. Bingles and is especially dissatisfied with the fact that Bingles is to play the hero. According to the terms of his contract with the producer, the author can select certain members of the cast, and proceeds to do so, much to the discomfiture of Bingles. who has to pay a week's salary to the discharged artists. The opening day arrives and the play is to be "tried on the dog" in a small town, several miles distant from Mr. Bingles' home. The railroad fares take Bingles' last cent, but he is optimistic and being broke does not worry him. Everything is in readiness and M. Bingles prepares to conquer the world with his genius. The play begins, and every ...
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