P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Ransom of Red Chief, The
By: R. Eugene Jackson
Cast: 5 M, 8 F, 2 flexible, opt. extras
Performance Time: Approximately 75 minutes, 67 pgs.
COMEDY/CLASSIC. Adapted from the 1910 short story by O. Henry. Two bumbling con artists, Samantha and Bill, stop off in Summit, Alabama, to scam $2,000 from unsuspecting townsfolk. But when they fail to swindle money from an elderly woman, Samantha and Bill decide to kidnap Jonni Dorset, the young daughter of a wealthy banker, and hold her for ransom. Bill and Samantha take the innocent-looking Jonni to their hideout in a nearby cave, but when Samantha leaves to deliver the ransom note, Bill is left alone to watch over Jonni, who has the time of her life riding Bill like a horse, feeding him sand, shooting him with toy arrows, and trying to scalp him with a tomahawk. By the time Samantha returns, Bill is reduced to a bruised, trembling, sobbing mess. Realizing no one in their right mind would pay $2,000 to get this red-headed monster back, Bill and Samantha keep reducing the ransom. However, Jonni’s parents have a big surprise for Samantha and Bill—these kidnappers will have to pay the parents to take this child back!
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Scripts: $8.95 each
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $282.00 (18 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)