Josephine Brown and Company

Scene reception room in a private sanatorium. Company comprises two men and two women. A noted surgeon is about to operate on a friend who is seriously ill and in danger of dying when he learns through a letter and a telegram that the friend and his wife are in love with each other. The surgeon approaches his wife and although she denies his charges at first, finally she acknowledges they are true. The nurse enters and says the patient is ready for the operation. The surgeon’s wife begs him not to perform the operation but he says no one else can. She is afraid he will kill the young man. Despite her tearful pleadings he enters the operating room and performs on the patient, returning a short time later and tells her it was his most successful operation. He says the patient will be entirely recovered in few weeks. The wife thanks him and asks his forgiveness. He gives and then announces he will leave for South Africa as he is wanted there and not at home. Miss Brown takes full advantage of the many opportunities offered for emotional work. The piece is interesting from the start and there are many tense situations nicely drawn. The act went very good. C.D.F. 22 mins.
University of Iowa, Keith Albee Vaudeville Collection, Manager Reports, 9 September 1912 – 24 February 1913.