Beyond the Footlights - Story of the Dryden Opera House 1893-1936
by Samuel A. Cloyes - Curator at the DeWitt Historical Society
pub. 1968 by the DeWitt Historical Society
This story does not pretend to be a complete history of the Dryden Opera House, but rather an effort to collect and pub into preservable form some record of the service it rendered Dryden neighborhood as an entertainment center.
It brings to the writer some reminiscences of when he, as a youth living in the village, delivered handbills from house to house for several professional stage plays.