They Went Thataway
by Peter Williams
Full Length Play, Comedy / 5m, 5f
Charlotte Pelham is a city girl who has inherited a ranch from her late uncle. With her sidekick Lil Bower, Charlotte decides to go into the dude ranch business; but, operating on a shoestring, they find it rough. Then into Charlotte's life comes Freddy Buck, an impecunious master of ceremonies, who…
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The living room of the Bar-B-Q ranch, located somewhere in the Rockies.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
CHARLOTTE PELHAM-Owner of the Bar-B-Q, twenty two years old, attractive, wholesome, with a great deal of charm. Optimistic, full of ideas and generous.
LIL BOWER- Charlotte's best friend, twenty-two years old, plainer than Charlotte. Intensely practical with a biting, sardonic sense of humor.
FREDDY BUCK- A very funny fellow of twenty-five, nice-looking with a lot of charm. His vanity and braggadocio are only one the outside, and underneath he is sincere and wholesome. Good sense of comedic timing.
JOE CHUCKWAGON- A young man of twenty-five.
PRINCESS ONE BLOSSOM- His wife, who is twenty-five. Large, stout and sloppy looking. Her giggle is high pitched and very bashful.
ELMIRA- A wealthy tourist of twenty-five. A passably attractive blonde and dresses in high style. Her manner is "blasé" and artificial.
WAXY- A tired businessman of twenty five, very short with a wizened face. Quick-moving with a hard and cynical manner.
SLUG- Another tired businessman, also twenty-five, large and powerful looking, but slow-moving and moronic. Speaks with a Brooklyn accent.
SUE CASTLE- An incognito celebrity of twenty-two, typical Hollywood glamour girl. Overdressed and over-made-up. Her manner is gushing and insincere.