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villainy in the vineyard

Also known as "Everything Happens for a Riesling"

Welcome to Villainy in the Vineyard ... the ultimate audience participation old west melodrama set outside the small town of San Juan Capistrano (or your own local vineyard if you prefer). This is the story of Kaye Syrah trying so hard to keep the family vineyard alive after her family went missing.

It is the story of a ruthless land speculator willing to do just about anything to build his empire. Along the journey discover the stagecoach line and vineyards of old San Juan Capistrano. Learn the fate of the once great Southern California Vineyards in this long-forgotten seldom-told mostly-true tale about one man that kept wine alive … not just for California … but for the whole planet. All served up with a generous supply of family-friendly old-time music.

Be sure to watch the video preview online ... the grape stomping scene is a blast. Of course, it is the story of heroes and villains, but mostly about family including the fun characters ... especially Kaye Syrah, the stagecoach station master Buck Shott, Russell Grub, Tom Munson, Kaye's grandfather Grand Syrah, and Kay's cousins Adella, Bella, and Stella.

Can I download a read-only PDF perusal copy of your script to review? Sure thing ... glad to provide a read-only PDF of this script for you. Simply click the following link:

How do I buy a printed perusal copy of this script? If you prefer paper ... just click the link below and one can be professionally printed on-demand and a perfect-bound script can be sent your way.

CAST: 8F / 7M plus a piano player and several optional 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.

Many of those performing melodramas are community theatres, schools, churches or non-profit organizations and so our prices are purposely kept very affordable for these groups. When you consider all the flexibility to change, modify, print, and even video our Melodramas ... we think that they are the best value by far. Buy one today.

But if you have a specific production or casting question before you click that buy now button ... go ahead and send the author a message and you will get an answer in the next day or two if the stars align.