Castle Square Theatre, Boston / October 26, 1896
La Mascotte ("The Mascot") is an opéra comique by Edmond Audran with a French libretto by Alfred Duru and Henri Charles Chivot.
The story concerns a farm girl who is believed to bring good luckto whoever possesses her, so long as she remains a virgin.
It opened at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens on December 28, 1880 and ran for 301 performances, becoming an international success.
The title (in English) initiated the use of the word 'mascot' in the English language to mean an animal, human, or thing which brought luck.
(Actual program measures 4" x 4")