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The Great Western Melodrama 1995 Last Modified: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Great Western Melodrama
by Florence Huntington Morris
Directed by Linda Kercado
June - August 1995


From Samuel French, et. al.:

The Great Western Melodrama has the usual quota of stereotypical characters - the sneering villain, the helpless maiden, the steadfast hero - but owing to an unfortunate twist of fate, the troupe of touring actors scheduled to present this epic work can't make it. Since the show must go on, a substitute cast is hastily assembled to fill in. Unfortunately for them - and fortunately for the audience - they're, well, let's just say they're not very good. But what they are is uproariously funny.

The original cast has been quarantined and the stage hands, promptress, et al., have stepped into the roles so that the play might go on-- horribly miscast and unrehearsed. It is the story of how Daisy wins her poet lover, Filbert Fearless, over the objections of her hard hearted father. Though the cast forgets its lines, and the sound effects go wrong, the scene wherein Filbert, single handed, captures that villainous jail breaker, Two gun Percy, is beyond words!

Published by Samuel French.

Role Actor
(Director of play)
Linda Kercado
Filbert Fearless:
(our hero)
Zak Powers
Daisy McSkew:
(his sweetheart)
Marilyn Powers
Marge Chapple
Mrs. Abigail McSkew:
(her mother)
Jackie Stuelke
Rita Bentley
Mr. Mortimer McSkew:
(her father)
Chris Powers
Susan Lascaro
Oswald Slugfest:
(another suiter for Daisy's hand)
Linda Kercado
Bob Kercado
Mark Britton
Two Gun Percy:
(our villain)
Maya Winn
Jason Cummings
Understudies for Filbert Fearless: Dawn Cattaneo
Jody Byers
Understudy for Daisy McSkew: Elva Hansen
Director: Linda Kercado
Asst. Director: Tiffany Younts
Stage Manager: Heather Henigan
Props Manager: Linda Kercado
Set Design: Mark Britton
Linda Kercado
Music, Lyrics: Linda Kercado
Elva Hansen
Publicity: Linda Kercado
Programs, Posters: Linda Kercado
House Manager: Linda Kercado
Productin Crew: Heather Henigan
Robert Carpenter
Joe Sawrie
Bob Kercado
Walter Williams
House Crew: Bob Kercado
Bill & Barbara White
Jean & Don Russell
Floyd & Pat Bennett
Irene Ragsdale
Webmaster: John Lukas

Jane Bowie and the Hot Springs Factory Outlet Stores
Becky Donner, The Sentinel-Record
7 South Hardware
Carmen Moshier
Bob Kercado
Carl Thompson

Special Thanks to Elva Hansen for standing in for "Daisy" and for writing the song lyrics!

Our sincere apology to all those whom we inadvertantly omitted.

A special thanks to ALL of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Theatre the success it is!!

Some performances took place under a tent!