FULL[PLAY]Lightnin' by Smith and Bacon - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 18th, 2020, 12:39 pm

Lightnin' by Winchell Smith (1871 - 1933) and Frank Bacon (1864 - 1922).

A Western from 1918, that ran over a 1000 shows on Broadway and was made in movies twice. Lightnin' and his wife run a seedy hotel that straddles the Nevada-California state lines, making for an interesting legal situation. When some out-of-town businessmen come to town to try and take advantage of the locals, they discover that there is more savvy in them thar hills than they first thought.
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  • Howdy, Pardna'. Dust off that Western drawl or get ready to play an out-of-town foreign transplant - and show us your inner cowboy/cowgirl.

    Gender neutral. Lariats and six-guns optional. Marked cards very much frowned upon.

    Miss Kitty will be minding the doings agoin' on at the hotel saloon, DPLin' your lines while she's sober and kickin' her good-fer-nothin' husband - yup, that be me again - when she's not. Oh, and watch out for our guest sheriff, Son-of-the-exiles, who suggested this play for reasons not entirely clear at this time.


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      • Project Code: rZCRIyjX
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Winchell smith) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchell_Smith
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Frank bacon) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Bacon_(actor)
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightnin'_(play)
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 56
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1918
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        Keywords that describe the book: western, legal strategies

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Post by Kitty » December 18th, 2020, 1:07 pm

oh already up and running. :shock: I'll tentatively try on my Wild-West boots and play Mrs Jones then. :| And putting this on my DPL list

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 18th, 2020, 1:37 pm

Can I play Mildred?

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Post by ToddHW » December 18th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Thank you.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 18th, 2020, 2:19 pm

our guest sheriff, Son-of-the-exiles, who suggested this play for reasons not entirely clear at this time.”

Todd, I’m fixin’ tuh clean up this hyar town right quick. Y’all are goin’ away till you’re gray, sho’nuff! Pardon me, Miss Kitty, I didn’t mean your fine self.

Chris
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Post by alanmapstone » December 18th, 2020, 6:00 pm

Lemuel Townsend please!
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Post by mightyfelix » December 18th, 2020, 7:45 pm

This looks like fun! I'll play Margaret Davis.

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Post by ToddHW » December 18th, 2020, 8:16 pm

Thank you both.

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Post by ToddHW » December 19th, 2020, 4:45 am

Thank you.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 19th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Less’n y’all got time to use two syllables, the Sheriff’s department will henceforth be enforcin’ the compulsory use of the contraction “ain’t”.

And don’t none of y’all be caught drawlin’ without due care and attention.

Cheers,
Sheriff Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."

Come and assist Doctor Pangloss instruct the Baron in the proper use of his conjugals and declensions in our new play "The Heir At Law"

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Post by ToddHW » December 19th, 2020, 2:59 pm

Hmmm. Methinks our sheriff might be a few bullets short of a six-gun....

Thanks, Lightnin'

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 19th, 2020, 3:12 pm

Have you noticed in the original cast list that the guy who played the Sheriff has a name one letter away from being “Sam Colt”?
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Post by Dtcastid » December 20th, 2020, 10:29 am

Hi Todd,
May I claim Mrs. Harper?
Thanks,
Diane

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Post by ToddHW » December 20th, 2020, 10:35 am

Thank you.

Todd

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