Dirty Work at the Crossroads
by Bill Johnson
Full Length Play, Melodrama / 3m, 7f
This play tells in laughable style the tear jerking story of Nellie Lovelace, an innocent country girl. Munro, the viper, has a wife in Ida Rhinegold, belle of the New Haven Music Halls, but that does not prevent him from pursuing Nellie and tearing her from the arms of her dying mother (whom he has…
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Setting: A country garden.
NELLIE LOVELACE - typical heoine of a melodrama: beautiful, graceful, long blonde hair, and a lovely voice.
ADAM OAKHART - a handsome but rugged son of the soil. All that a hero should be.
IDA RHINEGOLD - big, buxom, dark, and vampirish. She should be on the plump side and able to sing old-time songs.
MUNRO MURGATROYD - the villain, tall, dark, and handsome, with a deep throaty voice, beetling brows, side-burns, and a curled mustache.
MOOKIE MAGUGGINS - the hired man, the comic relief, lanky, freckled, with red hair and a front tooth missing.
WIDOW LOVELACE - a gentle old lady, white-haired, soft-spoken.
MRS. ASTERBILT - a commanding dowager, bustle, big picture hat, long kid gloves, etc.
LEONIE ASTERBILT - a sweet young thing with a bird-like manner, trips about the stage as if she were going to take wing. Should be able to sing.
FLEURETTE - a burlesque French maid, coquettish, with dark, long lashes.
LITTLE NELL - may be any age so long as she is small of stature. Lisping, childish, cute, should be able to sing.
- Cross gender casting
May be performed by all male or female casts.