Relive memorable Triangle shows with a slide show of kicklines from the past.

“What these players lack in technique, they make up for by their superior intelligence and manifest glee in acting,” Professor Stockton Axson wrote in a Daily Princetonian review of the 1905-06 Triangle show. And no part of each year’s production displayed that “manifest glee” more than the all-male kickline, a Triangle tradition. This slide show, originally published with our Dec. 17, 2008, issue, offers some highlights from Triangle’s history.

Stark Raven Mad, 2008–09
Frank Wojciechowski

A Turnpike Runs Through It, 2007–08
Frank Wojciechowski

Heist Almighty, 2006–07
Frank Wojciechowski

Excess Hollywood, 2005–06
Frank Wojciechowski

Orange and Black to the Future, 2004–05
Frank Wojciechowski

For Love or Funny, 2003–04
Frank Wojciechowski

This Side of Parody, 2002–03
Frank Wojciechowski

Absurd to the Wise, 2001–02
Frank Wojciechowski

The Blair Arch Project, 1999–2000
Frank Wojciechowski

Satanic Nurses, 1988–89
Photograph from the 1989 Bric-A-Brac

Bold Type, 1980-81
Photograph from the 1981 Bric-A-Brac

Call a Spade a Shovel, 1969–70 — The six women in the 17-member cast, whose pointed social and political commentary aroused alumni protests. When Princeton went coed, it became common practice to include an all-female number to balance the signature all-male kickline. A Different Kick (1968-69) was a Triangle milestone, featuring the first female undergraduate to be cast in a Club show – Sue Jean Lee ’70, a junior in the Critical Languages program.
Princeton University Archives

Grape Expectations, 1964–65; Kickline in rehearsal. Like A Different Kick four years later, it won an award as the best college show in the country.
Photograph from The Long Kickline: A History of the Princeton Triangle Club by Donald Marsden ’64

Tour de Farce, 1961–62 (This production made a summer tour of U.S. Army bases in Europe.)
Photograph from The Long Kickline: A History of the Princeton Triangle Club by Donald Marsden ’64  

Tunis, Anyone? 1954-55
Photograph from The Long Kickline: A History of the Princeton Triangle Club by Donald Marsden ’64

Clear the Track, 1946–47; The first postwar show, a satire of the University’s bicentennial year.
Photograph from The Long Kickline: A History of the Princeton Triangle Club by Donald Marsden ’64

Fiesta, 1933–34
Photograph from The Long Kickline: A History of the Princeton Triangle Club by Donald Marsden ’64

The Pursuit of Priscilla, 1913–14
Photograph from The Long Kickline: A History of the Princeton Triangle Club by Donald Marsden ’64