Dirty Work at the Crossroads
Written by Bill Johnson
Directed by Gwen Darling
Produced by Roy Rittwage
Evening Performances at 8:00 pm
April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 May 4, 5, 6
Matinee Performances at 2:00 pm
This is a good old-fashioned story of good versus evil with a beautiful and innocent heroine, a pure hearted hero, and a through and through evil villain. It tells the tear-jerking story of Nellie Lovelace, an innocent country girl; of Adam Oakhart, the stalwart blacksmith’s son; and of Munro Murgatroyd, the villain from the big city. Munro has a wife Ida Rhinegold, the belle of the New Haven Music Halls, but that does not prevent him from pursuing the innocent Nellie and tearing her from the arms of her dying mother (whom, incidentally, he has poisoned). Nor does it prevent driving Adam to drink, from blackmailing the rich Mrs. Upton Asterbilt, or from bewitching her daughter, Leonie. Dirty work indeed ensues, but good ultimately triumphs. Audience participation in this melodrama will be encouraged!