Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - The lobby of the "Roarin' Dog" Hotel in Smith's Pocket, a mining village in the Sierras. The present.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget
An up to date version of Bret Harte's novel. "M'Liss" is the lovable, quick witted, quick tempered, untutored child of the West. Her love for her no account father; her affection for her friends---as well as her outbursts against enemies---form the basis for a fast moving play. There are great parts for everyone---including Clara Hunting, a mystery woman from the city, who figures in the adventures besetting M'liss'; Clytie Moffit, a sweet thing M'liss is jealous of due to the young schoolmaster's attentions to Clytie; Bess Starlight, a dazzling actress who tours the mining towns with her troupe. Easy to cast and play with a very simple set.