Pudd'nhead Wilson

by  Alice Chadwicke

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  6m, 7f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Pudd'nhead Wilson

by  Alice Chadwicke

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Here is a rugged comedy-drama that will be as popular in the theatre as it was between the covers of a book. Pudd'nhead Wilson is a young lawyer who has a great sense of humor and a dry way of getting off witty sayings. He buys a cottage, and opens a law office, settling down in Dawson's Landing, a small town in Missouri. But he fails to get any clients and has to give up his office. He makes friends with Judge York Driscoll, the town's most influential citizen, who realizes Pudd'nhead's true worth. It is because of the Judge that Pudd'nhead becomes the central figure in a crime that has the local authorities running around in circles. Through the use of one of his numerous hobbies, our hero uses all his energy to track down the real criminal. After a great many futile attempts, good fortune finally smiles on Pudd'nhead and the mystery is solved and the real criminal arrested. A superb and exciting play.
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: The roon of the Driscoll household in Dawson's Landing, a small town in Missouri.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


6m, 7f
DAVID WILSON (PUDD'NHEAD) - our hero, who goes in for hobbies
JUDGE YORK DRISCOLL - Dawson's Landing's leading citizen
TOM DRISCOLL - arrogant and selfish
ROXY - a slave, who has a great many troubles
HANNAH - another slave
CHAMBERS - a male slave
PEMBROKE HOWARD - the Judge's oldest and closest friend
AUNT PATSY COOPER - a neighbor, who is very fond of the Judge
ROWENA COOPER - Aunt Patsy's young and attractive daughter
NANCY - a young slave, who belongs to Aunt Patsy
LUIGI CAPELLO - young and handsome
JIM BLAKE - the town Constable
CLARA CLARKSON - another neighbor, who is always nervous
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