By Charles H. Winfrey
Two one-act plays with fictionalized stories of this real-life hero. “Reeves became the first Black U.S. Deputy Marshall west of the Mississippi. During his career, he arrested over 3,000 outlaws, using his remarkable deductive abilities although he was functionally illiterate. Many historians believe the Lone Ranger character was based on Bass Reeves’ persona.” He was deputized by Judge Isaac Parker, the hanging judge, to patrol Indian Territory.
A master of disguise, these two one-act plays depict Reeves’ cunning as a law enforcement agent and the remarkable deductive skills he used to solve crimes.