Comic Melodrama. 95-105 minutes. 7-30+ females, 4-30+ males (14-40+ performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older performers and audiences of all ages.
First produced by Davis County Children's Theatre (Bloomfield, IA).
Audiences get to boo, hiss, cheer and sigh in this spoof of the classic American melodrama. As the villainous Severus C. Snackwell takes aim at the Goodcheer Home for Broken Hearts, the sweet and matronly Charity Goodcheer, the smart, beautiful and great smelling Shasta Bellflower and indeed the entire backwater town of Wetwater, can the strong and sincere but soft-witted Steele Manly stop his nefarious plot?