The Black Cow saloon in Freetown, Nebraska. The scene is the legendary Old West. Stanley Blackstone, the mayor of the town, organizes a meeting to get rid of Buck Jarvis, the gunman who cleaned up Freetown and freed it from the clutches of a notorious, lawless gang. Buck has gone to seed, a lush who's a burden to the community and actually dangerous. Jack Kegley, a young rancher and former crony of Buck's, is assigned to get into a fight with Buck and outshoot him. But past history comes up with some surprises, and there's an unexpected twist in this, salty, nostalgic tale.
Published in The Wrath of God (Plus 5 Additional Dramas).
"Norman Beim is the best. His dialogue is terse, precise and conveys ideas beautifully." - Mario Fratti (Drama critic and playwright)