Full Length Play
Time Period - 1930s
Settings Of Play - A farmhouse kitchen in remote Hardesty, Oklahoma.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
The Mystery of Miz Arnette is set in Oklahoma's devastating Dust Bowl. The time is 1934 when Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd along with their gangs roamed the territory. Out of the desolate nowhere arrives Miz Arnette to rent the room that had been advertised and leased four months ago. With the family farm at stake and desperate for the additional income, young Floy Kate strikes a deal and takes in the intriguing stranger that would forever change her life.
"If future productions are as rewarding as this one, Miz Arnette should repeat the success of Wedding Belles, the first Bailey/Edwards collaboration.”" - Theaterjones.com
“The play captures an era that laughed at corny jokes and used quaint words like ‘chiffarobe’ and ‘counterpane’… But even without the nostalgia factor, The Mystery of Miz Arnette is a sweet, original comedy… Regaling the girl with tales of world travels, plus dramatic re-enactments of the more colorful chapters of the Old Testament, Miz Arnette livens up a dull household.” - The Dallas Observer
The Mystery of Miz Arnette was first produced by by One Thirty Productions in cooperation with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs at the Bath House Cultural Center Dallas, Texas, in May 2011.