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Playbill for "Borderland," performed at Mount Pleasant Centennial Old Boys' Reunion, 1908


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Text
Item Type:
Playbills
Description:
This playbill provides the program for a 1908 production of "Borderland," a play by Charles Townsend, performed at the Mount Pleasant Old Boys' reunion. It was printed on page 205 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. This was the second performance of the play, which had previously been performed by young people of Mount Pleasant in 1892.

Borderland can be read for free online at the Internet Archive - the link is available to the right, beneath the image.
Publisher:
Ward & Co. Press
Place of Publication:
Brantford
Date of Publication:
1908
Dimensions:
Width: 12.5 cm
Height: 14 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2003.25.1
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.31637
Donor:
Provided by Linda Guest.
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Full Text

Centennial Old Boys' Re-union
Mount Pleasant :-: May 25th, 19O8


BORDERLAND
An Original Drama in Three Acts, by Chas. Townsend

CHARACTERS—CASTE

Jack Ralston, a guide and scout... J. A. ELLIS
Joe Dempsey, alias Baron Hereford, alias "Old Ben"... W. JOYCE
Hon. Patrick McFadden, a New York politician ... A. T. BRIGGS
Mr. Lester, a banker... D. H. SMITH
Cyrus, his servant... W. H. BIGGAR
Kidder, Dempsey's pal... P. GORDAN
Charley, a young terror... D. D. CAMPBELL
Mary Lester, a New York belle... MRS CUTCLIFFE
Polly, her sister... Miss JENNIE BIGGAR
Miss Spriggins... Miss HAZEL RUTHERFORD
Winona... Miss ANNABEL McEWEN

SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS

ACT I—Mr Lester's House in New York—The "honest" politician—Ralston's arrival. His adventures—Opinion of New York—Polly and Charlie— "Recite your lessons"—The proposal— False colors—The story of a murder-The bashful scout—"Her fortune is mine !" Face to face—The exposure—"Dempsey, the renegade !"
ACT II—Ralston's ranch in Arizona—A pleasant trip—"Those dreadful children."—McFaddle and his dog-An astonished Irishman —"Snakes"—Two brave men—The Indian girl —A modest lover—"Old Ben" and Kidder—Plotting —A surprise party—Kidder escapes— Dempsey's triumph.
ACT III—In the Mountains—Mary a captive—Dempsey's threat—McFaddle and Cyrus— The "babes in the wood!"— On the trail—"Time's up, Joe Dempsey"—Death of Winona— Kidder on hand—Man to man—The duel—"Saved."

WARD & CO. PRESS, BRANTFORD

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Playbill for "Borderland," performed at Mount Pleasant Centennial Old Boys' Reunion, 1908


This playbill provides the program for a 1908 production of "Borderland," a play by Charles Townsend, performed at the Mount Pleasant Old Boys' reunion. It was printed on page 205 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. This was the second performance of the play, which had previously been performed by young people of Mount Pleasant in 1892.

Borderland can be read for free online at the Internet Archive - the link is available to the right, beneath the image.