[Dallas. 1937]. pp., printed on a folded quarto sheet. Minor soiling, upper outer corner chipped. Still, very good. Item #WRCAM55453
A program for a Depression-era theatrical performance of Eugene G. Hafer's 1924 courtroom drama, ATTORNEY FOR THE DEFENSE, by an African-American theatre company, performed at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas. The performance took place on Friday, April 23, 1937 under the auspices of the Dallas Negro Little Theatre Company. The interior two pages include the setting, scene breakdown, and cast list. The last page lists the four officers of the theater company, plus the two members of the Publicity Committee. The Dallas Negro Little Theatre seems to have been part of the "Little Theater" movement in the first half of the 20th century. They were a subsidiary group of the larger Dallas Texas Little Theatre. OCLC records just four copies of this ephemeral program, at Yale, Baylor, Dallas Public Library, and the DeGolyer Library.