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…

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Foiled by an Innocent Maid

by  Fred Carmichael

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    2m, 4f
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    • UIL Approved
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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 see another baby-- so Faith hides the child. Jimmy, the delivery boy, falls in love with Faith and Longfellow, the villain, tries kidnapping the child. He's foiled by Faith-- Jimmy's revealed as the missing son in law-- the baby to be the family heir-- and the villain gets amnesia and is sent to the Salvation Army to do good works.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

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  • 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

Casting

2m, 4f
LETITIA CARRUTHERS - a very old lady who is partly deaf. She has her livelier moments when the occasion demands.
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.
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