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fast train to capistrano

Also known as "Villainous Loco-Motives"

Visiting the small town of San Juan Capistrano (or your town if you want to customize this Melodrama) on the train. This musical melodrama fondly retells the story of lost loves, lost youth, and so much more. This is a shortened 15-minute version of the Melodrama entitled "Professor Mack's Last Train".


With a trick shot expert on the train to who know where … yanything can happen. Meet Sharpshooter Cantankerous Kate a talented singer and working in her own Wild West show after years of performing in the circus. Montana Ana her apprentice, and the supposedly "rehabilitated" villain Professor Mack who is now running The Mack Brother's Travelling Wild West Show in Paris France.

We promise an ample supply of twists and turns, schemers and dreamers, misdirection and mystery, frivolity, authentic old-time melodramatic music, and a last-minute plot-twist gunfight on a train that will change everything. Last minute is all we have since this is a Mini-Meloframa with a run time of under 15 minutes.

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CAST: 3F / 3M

WHAT YOU GET: HeroAndVillain Melodramas are turn-key productions and include downloadable links for a printable script as a PDF and editable MS Word doc (so you can customize this play), a full musical score, sample rehearsal tracks as MP3 files, resource graphics and photos, plus printable cue-card signs. Some Schools, Playhouses, and Theatres have used the rehearal tracks for performances when they could not find a piano player. The tracks are not made for that ... and live piano is always best ... but with our plays you call the shots.

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