Gold in the Hills or The Dead Sister's Secret

by  J. Frank Davis

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  13m, 4f, 1m or f, 10boy(s) or girl(s)

The classic American melodrama in which one dramatic situation is piled upon another. Of course, there's a tenor hero, a heroine pure as snow, a polished villain who is a murderer, kidnapper, thief and insidious tempter.

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Gold in the Hills or The Dead Sister's Secret

by  J. Frank Davis

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Gold in the Hills or The Dead Sister's Secret

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    13m, 4f, 1m or f, 10boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The classic American melodrama in which one dramatic situation is piled upon another. Of course, there's a tenor hero, a heroine pure as snow, a polished villain who is a murderer, kidnapper, thief and insidious tempter. A mortgage on an old farm. Plots against our Nell

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Acts I and II take place at the old farmstead, Act III in a Bowery dance hall in the wicked city.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

13m, 4f, 1m or f, 10boy(s) or girl(s)
SPEAKER OF THE PROLOGUE
LIZZIE JONES - a housekeeper
BARBARA STANLEY - Nell's younger sister
HIRAM STANLEY - an honest farmer
NELL STANLEY - his daughter
JOHN DALTON - a son of the soil
RICHARD MURGATROYD - from the city
SAM SLADE - his shadow
JENKINS - a constable
A DERELICT
BIG MIKE SLATERY - a dance-hall proprietor
PETE THE RAT
OLD KATE
SLICK STEVE
LITTLE TOMMY
THE PROFESSOR
MAMIE - the Queen of the Bowery
MAGGIE - a Bowery girl
PEARL - a Bowery girl
IRENE - a Bowery girl
BILL THE DIP
ONE-PUNCH DUGAN
CHUCK CONNERS - a Bowery guide
REGINALD VANDERLOP - an uptown swell
MRS. VANDERLOP
EDITH VANDERLOP
JAMES H. GLUE - a sightseer
HAPPY - waiter
IZZY - waiter
ROSE ROBINSON - a favorite songstress
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Casting Notes

Non-speaking parts include 5 males and 4 females, 3 singers and 1 pianist

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Authors

J. Frank Davis

J. Frank Davis

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