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Say Uncle, Uncle Silas (Trapped in a House of Fiends) - Full Length Play, Melodrama

Say Uncle, Uncle Silas (Trapped in a House of Fiends)

Tim Kelly

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Full Length Play, Melodrama

5m, 9f

ISBN: 9780573692284

Savage murders! Blackmail! Thunderstorms! And yes, Romance! This hilarious spoof of Gothic melodramas suggested by Sheridan LeFanu's Uncle Silas is set at Barnum Hogg, a grim edifice that looks like Wuthering Heights after a fire. Ghosts walk where tombstones stick up like swollen thumbs. Here Maud …

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Full Length Play

Melodrama

Savage murders! Blackmail! Thunderstorms! And yes, Romance! This hilarious spoof of Gothic melodramas suggested by Sheridan LeFanu's Uncle Silas is set at Barnum Hogg, a grim edifice that looks like Wuthering Heights after a fire. Ghosts walk where tombstones stick up like swollen thumbs. Here Maud Ruthyn, a young heiress, finds herself menaced by a creepy relative who makes Sweeney Todd seem like a nice guy. He hires a monstrous governess, Madame De La Rougepot, and schemes to force Maud to marry his brutish son, Dudley. However, Dudley has a secret wife so he formulates another plan to get Maud's fortune a nasty (and uproarious) scheme involving deceit and murder. Will handsome Captain Oakley and sophisticated Lady Monica save Maud? Will the mystery of the locked room be revealed? Wonderfully goofy roles and easy production requirements add up to an audience and cast pleaser by the author of Egad, The Woman in White and The Face on the Barroom Floor.
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Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flower at New York's Pocket Theatre, The Trunk and All That Jazz at Boston's Image Theatre, and ... view full profile

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