Life on the Bowery or The Liar's Doom

by  Robert Neilson Stephens, Tim Kelly

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  8m, 10f

"Entertaining...theatre rocked with good natured laughter" - Hollywood Ledger

Based on Robert Neilson Stephens' On the Bowery, this stage success depicts wild and wicked deeds. This version is easy to rehearse and produce, but misses none of the fun and thrills. Mrs. Drayton wishes her daughter Alice to marry villainous Thurlo…

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Life on the Bowery or The Liar's Doom

by  Robert Neilson Stephens Tim Kelly

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Based on Robert Neilson Stephens' On the Bowery, this stage success depicts wild and wicked deeds. This version is easy to rehearse and produce, but misses none of the fun and thrills. Mrs. Drayton wishes her daughter Alice to marry villainous Thurlow Bleekman but she loves reporter Jack Hobart. The Drayton mansion is robbed and Bleekman blames Jack, forcing him to prowl the Bowery dressed as a Chinese waiter amid the riff raf who congregate at Brody's. Meanwhile, Bleekman's girlfriend threatens to reveal his true character if he does not marry her. In the play's funniest scene the villain engages burglars to toss the troublesome girl from the Brooklyn Bridge. The villain meets his liar's doom, Jack and Alice marry, and a lost daughter and mother are reunited while the laughter rolls on. Optional olio acts can add to the hilarity.
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"Entertaining...theatre rocked with good natured laughter" - Hollywood Ledger

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Robert Neilson  Stephens

Robert Neilson Stephens

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flo ...

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