Foiled by an Innocent Maid
by Fred Carmichael
Short Play, Melodrama / 2m, 4f
Played with the asides and intensity inherent to the genre. A riotous evening for actors and audience. There's gloom in the Follansbee mansion since Rachel's grandchild disappeared. She's inconsolable. Then Faith Hopewell staggers in-- babe in arms-- and stays on as a maid. Rachel doesn't want to se…
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: 19th Century
- Setting: The action of the play takes place in the Follansbee mansion in a large city. The time is the turn of the 19th Century.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
RACHEL FOLLANSBEE - her daughter, a middleaged woman who carries a load of grief not too bravely.
MAUDE FILBERT - friend and contemporary of Rachel's who is a kindly neighbor.
FAITH HOPEWELL - a young and innocent girl in her late teens who searches for the Bluebird of Happiness.
JIMMY - a stalwart young man who is a delivery boy.
FERGUSON LONGFELLOW - an evil man with a heart to match.