Long before Norma Desmond of Sunset Boulevard fame, there was Norma Desperate of Sundown Alley, out west in the tiny town of Lizard Gulch. Norma retired from the stage because the audiences diminished, but she plans a sensational comeback once her version of "Cinderella" is complete. She's been working on it for forty years. Norma owns the Desperate Rooms Hotel, and she allows downhearted actors without a role in life to stay there rent free. As a rental requirement, however, they must applaud and yell "Bravo!" almost continuously. Into Norma's dream world crawls Sly Vester, our seedy villain, who convinces Norma he's a playwright with the ability to polish the "Cinderella" clinker. Before long, Norma is writing checks for a production that will never actually happen. Sly and his tricky partner in crime, Delilah Desdemonda Dilly, have it made until another smelly bandit, Billy the Goat, shows up and demands a cut of the action. It's up to the new sheriff, Johnny Straightshooter, who is in love with Amy Sweet, the schoolmarm, to sort things out. Eventually, Norma triumphs, and so will your audience, with this wonderful farce. (Also available as a musical.)
|Time Period(s):|| Not Available|
|Play Type: ||Play|
|Runtime: ||90 minutes|
|Acts: ||Not Available|
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|Year First Published: ||Not Available|
|Total Characters: ||18|
|Male Characters: ||7|
|Female Characters: ||11|
|Androgynous Characters:||Not Available|
|Minimum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Maximum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Cost: ||$5 per script ($50 royalty first performance, $40 each additional)|
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|Publisher: ||Pioneer Drama Service|
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|ISBN: ||Not Available|