June of 1926, LeGallienne had signed a lease on the old Fourteenth Street Theater. Built in 1866, it had a grand and
impressive history, but had fallen on hard times and was practically abandoned. The theater seated 1100 patrons for $.50
seats. The following were names of plays that were preformed by this theater company:
-Alice in Wonderland
LeGallienne advertised in all of the foreign language newspapers, and her audiences were a grand mix of immigrants, students
and uptown theatergoers, who were exuberant over the performances turned in by this troupe. Alexander Woollcott praised it
as "the new life in the theater", and another critic said that "the Civic Repertory Theater ... [is] one of the most significant
events not only in the history of the American stage, but in the history of America...". LeGallienne had offered her company
20 weeks of work. The season extended to 30 weeks with the demanded tours that followed the theater's seasonal close.
LeGallienne's Civic always did exseptionally well, even when theather and broadway was generally disasterous. Famous actress
Katherine Hepburn aplied but was declined on the note of no more room.
Katherine Hepburn began getting small roles in plays on Broadway and elsewhere. She always attracted attention in these parts, especially
for her role in "Art and Mrs. Bottle" (1931); then, she finally broke into stardom when she took the starring role of the
Amazon princess Antiope in "A Warrior's Husband". She was a great role model for woman of this era who always spoke her mind
and never gave up her dreams.