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The Fair Co-Ed , with book and lyrics by George Ade and music by Gustav Luders was first produced at the Knickerbocker Theatre, New York, on 1 February 1909.
The play is set in Bingham College where Cynthia is the only co-ed, a concession to her father's importance to the school. When her father dies suddenly, it is discovered his will stipulates Cynthia must marry a Bingham graduate. It is a worrisome clause since her fiancé, Davy Dickerson, seems certain to flunk out. But learning of the requirement he makes a determined effort to succeed.
ACT I - In front of Bright Hall, Bingham College.
ACT II - Interior of the Armory and Drill Hall, the following evening.
ACT III - On the Campus, Class Day, Early in June.
Note: The vocal score does not identify the soloist in items 2, 8, 9 or 12
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