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Klondike Kalamity
Klondike Kalamity
By Gary Peterson and David Byrne.

Cast: 6m., 3w. (1 bear's arm.) The Great Yukon Blizzard of 1888 sets the scene for this hilarious romp over the fields of melodramatics. Included in the cast are: the fair and lovely maiden; the poor, crusty, but honest freelance lumberjack; the stalwart and heroic Mountie—and a villain you will simply love to loathe! Add to their ranks a snow-blinded Indian, a flapjack-filching bruin and one befuddled lass who keeps forgetting her identity (not to mention her sex!), and you have a madcap farce in the finest and funniest tradition of the melodrama. Will Fangduster T. Barrelbottom get away with his unmentionably nefarious scheme? Can our true-blue hero ever hope to clear his foully besmirched name? Is there a chance that the heroine may escape the sawmill blade? One int. set.

The authors of Klondike Kalamity have requested that the Confederate flag not be displayed when performing their play. When the play was written in 1978, the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag today did not exist, and such controversy has no place in the light comedy that is this play.

Warren's background as a retired Confederate soldier was merely used to flesh out his character and give justification for the quick camaraderie between him and the villain, Fangduster. Fortunately, the entire backstory may be omitted easily.

In addition to removing the flag, please make the following script changes:

1. Truncate WARREN's first line on page 14 and again on page 18 after his phrase " … poor but honest free-lance lumberjack."

2. On page 18
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  K18
Cast Size:  9
No. of Act(s):  3
Pages:  67
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  85 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy | Melodrama
ISBN (10): 0871295725
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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