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Alleman Catholic High School Slide Show
The photos below are used with gracious permission of the Alleman Catholic School Drama Department. Their production was December, 11, 13, and 14, 2014
The Belle of Cozen Creek
Prudence Pureheart is the proprietress of Cozen Creek Dude Ranch. Agnes and Gertrude are two perennial guests at the Ranch. Prudence’s aunt, Fanny, assists Prudence in the running of the ranch.
Now for the first time ever, Prudence is facing financial difficulties owing to the fact that two large parties of guests, booked by their corporate employers who had promised to pay the bills, have not paid their bills, and have instead taken bankruptcy.
Prudence could easily solve her financial problems by marrying Orville Overdraft, a rich, but nerdy, local banker who has loved her since their high school days.
She could also yield to the importunings of Euchre Dodge II, the son of one of the corporate owners whose bankruptcy has put Prudence in her precarious position.
But the resourceful Prudence, instead proves that she’s her father’s daughter,and worthy to be known as the Belle of Cozen Creek.
(2 males and 2 or 4 females. NOTE: Gertrude and Agnes can be cut at the
director's discretion, for a shorter, smaller cast show. With all six characters, the play runs about 60 minutes.
Gertrude Gronk Agnes’ younger frumpy sister.
Agnes Gronk Gertrude’s older dumpy sister.
Aunt Fanny Pureheart-Forthright Prudence’s canny older aunt
Prudence Pureheart Proprietor of Cozen Creek Dude Ranch. The Heroine.
Orville Overdraft Young Local Banker. His love for Prudence is unrequited.
Euchre Dodge II An erstwhile vacationer at the Ranch.
Son of Eucher Dodge I.
A Brief Excerpt from
"The Belle of Cozen Creek."
(The phone rings)
Prudence. (Rises, leaves the box on the table with Fanny and crosses to front desk, and answers phone) Hello. (A pause) Yes, it is. (A pause). Oh, hello, Mr. Dodge.(A pause). No, I don’t think so. (A pause). Of course. Just stop by the desk when you arrive.
Aunt Fanny. What was that all about?
Prudence. That was Euchre Dodge II. He claims he left a pair of cowboy boots here at the end of his vacation. He wants to stop by tomorrow morning to see if he can find them. (She sits L of table)
Aunt Fanny. Talk about gall! His dad’s secretary makes reservations for a party of twelve on Dodge Senior’s corporate account, he runs up a bill of
$7500, and then he takes his company into bankruptcy, and leaves you holding the bag, and now Junior has the nerve to “stop by” to see if you can help him find a pair of misplaced cowboy boots. If I were you, if you find them, I would fill them with horse droppings!
Prudence. Cowboy boots, my Aunt Fanny - if you’ll pardon the expression! It’s me he wants! During the week he was here, he couldn’t keep his hands off me! I thought I was going to have to beat him off with a stick.
Aunt Fanny. Why didn’t you say something?
Prudence. I found a stick.
Aunt Fanny. Huh?
Prudence. You’d have been proud of me. The first time, I asked him in a very lady-like fashion to keep his hands to himself.
Aunt Fanny. And the second time.
Prudence. I bit his hand!
Aunt Fanny. (Rises and crosses DSR, considering) That wasn’t very lady-like. Did he get the message? Or just rabies?
Prudence. Not exactly.
Aunt Fanny. I’m almost afraid to ask what you did to him the third time he got you alone?
Prudence. Nothing. (She rises and crosses behind front desk) Nothing at all. When he came around the counter, he merely found me cleaning (she displays her .45) my .45 behind the front desk.
Aunt Fanny. (Two steps above table toward Pru) So, I presume he got the message?
Prudence. I think so. (Puts the gun away) At least that’s what I inferred from the presence of the wet spot on the floor. (Indicating where the wet spot was)
Aunt Fanny. Would you really have shot him?
Prudence. Only if I had known then that his dad was going to stick me with that $7500 bill. (She starts to leave)
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