“The Triangle”

Introducing Thomas de Grone and Gertrude Dallas, of our summer stock company. Two men and a woman. Scene interior of a western rancher’s cabin. The rancher has left his daughter alone. Enter a cowboy who once saved the rancher’s life, and who is engaged to the girl. He seeks a hiding place having just committed a murder. Shortly after he goes into an adjoining room to rest for a time a mounted policeman, who also loves the girl, and is loved by him, enters. He says he is looking for the cowboy. He does not know the fugitive is hiding in the next room. He engages in a talk with the girl about his plans for quitting the service and getting married. She offers him some lunch. There is quite a little comedy brought in here as he tries to set the table and smashes a few dished, also destroys a pie and burns his hand and her’s [sic]. When the conversation is over and he is about to leave he discovers a blood stained hat on the rack. He demands to know the owner’s name. She refuses to tell. He accuses her of detaining him while the fugitive could escape. He is denouncing her when the cowboy enters and covers the officer with his gun. He then explains the situation, saying the girl shielded him because her father promised him her hand when his life was saved. He offers to give himself up that the girl may be happy. The officer shakes his hand and offers him help that he may square himself before the world. He says he killed his man because he had said insulting things about the girl and the policeman. There is sufficient action, enough comedy and interest throughout. The act went big. Time of act 18 min.
University of Iowa, Keith Albee Vaudeville Collection, Manager Reports, 9 September 1912 – 24 February 1913.