I. J. GOLDEN PROGRAM SIGNED AUTOGRAPH PRECEDENT BIJOU THEATRE JULY 20 1931
THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED PROGRAM BY I. J. GOLDEN...
BIJOU THEATRE-JULY 20, 1931-PRECEDENT-A DRAMA OF REAL LIFE-BY I.J. GOLDEN-PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY I.J. GOLDEN-CONDITION OF THE PROGRAM AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.
In presenting Precedent, Playwright I. J. Golden has turned the stage of the Provincetown Playhouse, experimental theatre where Eugene O'Neill's dramas were first presented, into a soap box. Only thinly disguised, San Francisco is called Queen City; Thomas J. Mooney is called Delaney. Discarding dramatic pretense, Precedent is a biased record of how a traction magnate has Delaney "framed," how the foes of Labor trump up evidence to send Delaney to jail and keep him there in spite of retrials, rehearings, appeals. In the midst of this great legal struggle, Delaney sits alone, an individual almost forgotten in a confused battle for an ideal. Here, and in the futile closing scene where Delaney sits in his cell planning, always planning for his release, Playwright Golden rises to dramatic heights almost in spite of himself.