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'Thar's Gold in Them Hills' by Gerald P. Murphy - additional information.

'Thar's Gold in Them Hills' by Gerald P. Murphy
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Period and Geography
Location: USA. Time Period: 19th Century
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 1
Setting: Cafe/Bar/Restaurant and A Room
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats, Practical Doors/Windows and Multiple locations in one set
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
8 to 12
13 to 16
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The clash of innocence and villainy and the 19th century setting bring this close to melodrama, from where it is diverted by a large volume of preposterous jokes! Single (California gold rush saloon) setting. Simple props include a cougar's ear!
Howard Huff and Betty Bristle are the villainous owners of the Shotgun Saloon in Sonora, California. Their ambition is to get rich fleecing the miners in the late days of the California gold rush, but it doesn't seem to be working. Into the bar walk Mary Ann and her daughter, Goldie, looking for work. Goldie immediately displays comic talent and the villains set about disposing of the mother and exploiting the innocent Goldie… Corny jokes and a happy ending ensue!


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