The Curse of an Aching Heart or Trapped in the Spider's Web
by Herbert Swayne
Short Play, Melodrama / 4m, 7f
This modern treatment of an old melodrama will have folks hissing, booing and applauding. The sweet heroine is Melody Lane, a self educated and lovely orphan who falls into the hands of scoundrel Windermere Hightower. After Melody and the villain are married, he tells her that he expects her to carr…
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Wild West
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: The ranch house of the "None Such" ranch, located somewhere in the Southwest.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
LUCIUS GOODENOUGH - He is the manly bosom, who always manages to arrive in the nick of time.
WINDMERE HIGHTOWER - Schemer and arch-villain, who has had to have his ears rounded so that he won't resemble a wolf.
HIRAM ABERNATHY - With a heart of gold, who runs the "None Such" ranch.
SARAH ABERNATHY - His devoted wife.
AURELIA ABERNATHY - Their attractive young daughter.
RED WING - A girl employed on the ranch.
BATTLE AXE ANNIE - The local sheriff.
NELLIE BLYTHE - An important visitor from nearby Four Corners.
MURIEL ATKINS - Who covers up her real identity.
AN UNEXPECTED MALE ARRIVAL