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trouble bubbles
at the hot springs

Also known as "Professor Mack Comes Back"

Here comes another great old west style Melodrama based upon the tales you heard as a child. If you like the old west or ghost stories - have we got a play for you. The story is one that takes you back to the haunted happenings of old San Juan Capistrano's Hot Springs Hotel in 1898 (or your town if you want to include your own hot springs history).

In this Melodrama you will learn the answers to these gripping questions ... Did the ghost stories being told in town lure the spiritualist Celia Fate to town or did she start those stories in the first place? How can our hapless young heroine Jenna Rossity ever hope to keep her mortgage to the Hot Springs Hotel from being foreclosed? Can the plucky reporter Avery Braveman uncover the truth in time to save the day and win his true love? What turn of events brings both the Actress Carmen Geditt and the on-the-run outlaw Dee Zaster to the Hot Springs? And is the return of that scoundrel Professor Mack merely a coincidence or does he have yet another nefarious scheme planned? All of this is just a small part of the trouble that is bubbling down at the old Hot Springs Hotel.

Characters include ... Jenna Rossity, Carmen Geditt, Professor Thaddeus Snavely Mack, Dee Zaster, Barnaby Wilde, Bea Wilde, and a slew of memorable old-time characters you will invite into your hearts.

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CAST: 8F / 6M plus a piano player and a few walk on extras

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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