The Meetjesland in the north of East-Flanders, Belgium

Zomergem's Theatre Company "Art Ennobles"
in 1903

Musical and drama evening fete in the hall of the Sunday School building, Castle Avenue, XMas 1903.

Programme:
1. Opening piece by the band under the direction of A. De Béozières
2. God's punishment, a drama in five acts
3. Mazurka by the band
4. Appeal of heirs, comedy with songs in two acts
5. On the prairies of Bethlehem, oratoria (operette)
performed by children of the music school and members of the singing society under the direction of Gustaaf Colpaert.

1. Margriet Van de Weghe 2. Marie Pauline De Mulder 3 4. Jozef De Smet 5 6. Raymond Coucke 7. Jules De Neve 8. André Claeys 9 10 11 12 13. August Cobbaert 14. August De Moor 15. Raymond Lampaert 16. René Boelaert 17. Oktaaf De Neve 18. Jules Mestdagh 19. Gustaaf Colpaert 20 21 22 23 24 25. Jules Blanchaert 26. Raymond Van de Velde 27. Oktaaf Van de Weghe (1882 - 1962) 28. Raymond Boelaert 29. Theofiel De Keyser 30 31 32 33 34 35 Click here for a larger copy of this picture.
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Jules De Neve (7) was notary public in Assenede;
André Claeys (8) in the role of the Holy Virgin;
August Cobbaert (13) was one of the founders of the theater company.

Many thanks to Mr Robert Claeys, for this picture, for identifying so many of the actors and for his explanations.

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