Virtue Always Triumphs. (Life in the Wicked City)

by  Walter Boughton

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  14m, 5f

A damsel in distress named Charity takes refuge in the Truhart's house during a raging blizzard. She is trying to escape from the perfidious Warrington Chadbourne, after her because she is the heir to a huge railroad fortune. Chadbourne wants to marry her and then do her in for the money. Charity fa…

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Virtue Always Triumphs. (Life in the Wicked City)

by  Walter Boughton

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Virtue Always Triumphs. (Life in the Wicked City)

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    Cast Size

    14m, 5f

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A damsel in distress named Charity takes refuge in the Truhart's house during a raging blizzard. She is trying to escape from the perfidious Warrington Chadbourne, after her because she is the heir to a huge railroad fortune. Chadbourne wants to marry her and then do her in for the money. Charity falls in love with Tyrone Truhart, who forthwith proposes. Charity thinks she has a sordid past so she declines. Tyrone remains indefatigable in his devotion, even when Chadbourne accuses her of having an illegitimate child. Charity leaves with the child and winds up on the Bowery, pursued hotly by Tyrone and Chadbourne. Chadbourne finds her first and threatens to kill the child unless she marries him. Will Tyrone come to the rescue in time? Is Charity the daughter of Slick Annie, the Fence, or someone else? This is a delightful new old time melodrama.
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Setting:

    ACT I - the humble parlor of the Truhart farmhouse
    ACT II - a portion of the Bowery in New York City
               - Slick Annie's Underground Den
    ACT II - Interior of the Palace of Delight
               - Pier Eleven in the East River
               -Slick Annie's Underground Den

Casting

14m, 5f

AMOS TRUHART - a man of soil
SARAH TRUHART - his wife
TYRONE TRUHART - their only son
CHARITY - a damsel in distress
JEBEDIAH FLINT - who marched with Sherman
WARRINGTON CHADBOURNE - who will bear watching
RUM JACK - his creature
A MYSTERIOUS STRANGER
PEGEEN PAT - a new arrival from the old sod
LIMEHOUSE ALFIE
THE FROG
APRIL EAST - proprietress of the Palace of Delight
SLICK ANNIE - a fence
FIRST BARFLY
SECOND BARFLY
THIRD BARFLY
BARTENDER
AN ENTERPRISING NEWSBOY
AN APACHE DANCER
PIANO PLAYER

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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Walter Boughton

Walter Boughton

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