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Mystery of Miz Arnette, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Mystery of Miz Arnette, The

Alan Bailey, Ronnie Claire Edwards

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573700545

By Alan Bailey and Ronnie Claire Edwards

“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

Set in Oklahoma’s devastating Dust Bowl in 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 advertized and leased four months ago.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - A farmhouse kitchen in remote Hardesty, Oklahoma. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

FLOY KATE LANDERS - an innocent 14-year-old farm girl
REUBEN LANDERS - taciturn farmer, 40 to 50
OLETA - sassy waitress at the local beer joint, 35-45
SHERIFF TROTTER - commited but sympathetic local lawman, 40-55
MIZ ARNETTE - Flamboyant, literate, eccentric, adventuress, 45-55
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
Alan Bailey

Alan Bailey

Alan Bailey co-authored one of the country’s most frequently produced musicals, Smoke on the Mountain, which ran more than five hundred performances at the Lamb's Theatre in New York, garnering award nominations from the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. It was named one of the ten best plays of the year by Time magazine, The New York Times, ... view full profile

Ronnie Claire  Edwards

Ronnie Claire Edwards

Ronnie Claire Edwards is an accomplished actress, author and playwright. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the unforgettable Corabeth Godsey in The Waltons which ran for ten years on television. She was also a regular and guest on a number of television series and had a recurring role on Designing Women. Her film credits include All the Way Home, Nobody's Fool, The 34th Star, Perfect, ... view full profile

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