The Picture that Was Turned to the Wall or She May Have Seen Bet

by  Tim Kelly

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  6m, 8f

Here's another lampoon from the author The Face on the Barroom Floor and Dark Deeds at Swan's Place. Jubilee marries Little Billy Tapshoes so her father tosses her out and turns her picture to the wall. One year later, she returns a widow with a baby. Nasty Rudolph von Doberman sch…

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The Picture that Was Turned to the Wall or She May Have Seen Bet

by  Tim Kelly

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The Picture that Was Turned to the Wall or She May Have Seen Bet

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    6m, 8f

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Here's another lampoon from the author The Face on the Barroom Floor and Dark Deeds at Swan's Place. Jubilee marries Little Billy Tapshoes so her father tosses her out and turns her picture to the wall. One year later, she returns a widow with a baby. Nasty Rudolph von Doberman schemes to take over her family's hotel. He knows the army will soon build a fort nearby and he intends to open a nefarious saloon with some unscrupulous (and hilarious) cohorts. Only Fred, the stableboy, can save Jubilee. Characters, from a tough lady sheriff to a social secretary with a diamond in her tooth, are a wild slap stick bunch. The spoof is stuffed with jokes, sight gags, puns, vaudeville routines (some rib ticklers, some groaners), and even a Ninja nunchaka routine, and it is easy to rehearse, stage and produce.
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6m, 8f
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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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