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BRIGANDS OF THE SALTY DOG or I'LL KEEP A LIGHT BURNING FOR YOU is a lively two-act classic-style melodrama for family fun. It requires 4 men, 3 women, 1keyboardist and 1 simple set.  It plays about 1 hour excluding olios,1  intermission, and audience participation. It premiered at the EngineHouse Theater in Madrid NM. No scripts tobuy. Author will grant permission to copy the perusal script. Free PDF perusal script and contract available as an attachment in Word for Windows upon request that includes theater company name and location. Email copy of sheet music sent upon receipt of signed contract. All music is original or in public domain. Email contact at cliffgravel@actorwriter.biz

The story takes place in animpoverished Rhode Island tavern/lighthouse on Dec. 23, 1863. The story is asynthesis of real historic events. The dialogue is peppered with asides andnautical language but no vulgarity, profanity, or sexual innuendo.

The villain arrives intending toacquire the key to the tower light so he can extinguish it, and cause a ship to founder on a reef where his henchmen will kill the crew and steal a valuablecargo destined for the Smithsonian Museum. The villain pretends to be a Doctor selling a new miracle cure--Ginger Ale. The hero, a Coast Guard Ensign,prevents the crime. The tavern is saved from closing by a comically dimwitted writer named Dicky Dana who sells the rights to his novel--TWO YEARS BEFORE THEMAST. The hero and heroine fall in love. Everyone sings a lot. 

THE DAUGHTER OF THE MOON
or MY BROTHER'S KEEPER is a two-act classic-style melodrama. It requires 3 men, 3 women, 1 keyboardist, and 1 simpleset. Plays about 1 hour excluding olios,1 intermission and audience participation. No scripts to buy. Author will grant permission to copy the perusal script. Free PDF perusal script and contract available as an attachment in Word for Windows upon request that includes theater company name and location. Email copy of sheet music sent upon receipt of signed contract. All music is original or in public domain. Email contact at cliffgravel@actorwriter.biz

The story takes place in an English countryside manor library in the mid-1800s.The dialogue is peppered with asides but no vulgarity, profanity, or sexualinnuendo.

The villain, Doctor Major Mortimer Malmer, is after the Daughter Of The Moon, a rare coconut pearl worth a fortune. It is known to be lost in the manor house of the impoverished Allworthy family. Malmer arrives there pretending to be an Army Doctor escorting home the seriously wounded Allworthy son. The heavily bandaged son is really Nurse Nun Sister Sinestra. Everyone searches for the pearl. Eventually Malmer kills Sinestra, and takes the heroine hostage. The hero, Blaise Ardent, has a umbrella vs. sword fight with the villain, and defeats him. The pearl is found. The manor is saved from being sold. The hero and heroine fall in love. Everyonesings a lot.

THE CARROLL’SCHRISTMAS  or PLEASE DO NOT BREAK THE ORNAMENTS is a lively two-act classic-style melodrama for family holiday fun. It requires 1 simple set, 3 men, 3 women, and a keyboardist. Playing time, excluding olios, 1 intermission, and audience participation is about 80 minutes. It premiered at the SouthWest Rural Theatre Project inAlbuquerque, NM. No scripts to buy. Author will grant permission to make copies of the perusal script. Free PDF perusal script and contract available as an email attachment in Word for Windows upon request that includes the theater company name and location.  Email copy of sheet music sent upon receipt of signed contract. All music is original or in public domain.Email contact at cliffgravel@actorwriter.biz

The story takes place in an old innin the English countryside near Christmas day in the late 1800s.The dialogue is peppered with asides but no vulgarity, profanity, or sexual innuendo.

The impoverished Carrolls are in jeopardy of loosing the family inn. The villains arrive seeking a fabulously valuable stolen ruby hidden in one of the ornaments on the Carroll’s Christmas tree. The villains fail. The hero saves the heroine and the inn. Everyone sings and/or recites holiday poems or stories.

CHARACTER ASSASSINATION is a one-act interactive farce set in a bookstore. Suitable for family viewing, it premiered in an Albuquerque bookstore as a fund raiser for the Hispano Chamber of Commerce. It requires 11 actors with flexibility as to genders. Rates depend on anticipated audience size, ticket prices, and number of performances.  No scripts to buy. Author will grant permission to make copies of the perusal script. Free PDF perusal script and contract available as an email attachment in Word for Windows upon request that includes the theater company name and location.  Email contact at cliffgravel@actorwriter.biz



SCREENPLAYS
 
SPEAKING FOR THE DEAD. In this feature-length thriller set in Santa Fe during the eerie Zozobra Fiesta, amurder victim’s ghost coerces a reluctant female psychic cop to overcome denial and solve the crime.  In the dangerous process, the cop finds true love. DVD of selected scenes available. Written in collaboration with Melody Groves. AVAILABLE.   Email contact at cliffgravel@actorwriter.biz

LOVE YOUR LOCAL GHOST. In this feature-length romance/comedy, a male professor visiting a rural New Mexico town falls in love with a fashion-challenged female ghost. Together with her ghostly pet raccoon they thwart a team of scam artists. Written in collaboration with Judy Avila and Melody Groves.AVAILABLE.  Email contact at cliffgravel@actorwriter.biz

CHARACTER ASSASSINATION. In this feature-length mystery-comedy literary characters step off their pages to confront a greedy publisher. He is murdered twice. A famous detective solves the crime(s). AVAILABLE. Email contact at cliffgravel@actorwriter.biz.


Waiting Room Romance--Webisode length. (Not available-in post-production)  

Gnome Quest--Webisode length. (Not available-produced by Five Oh Five Productions) 

The Case of the Missing Mask-- Webisode length. (Not available-produced by Five Oh Five Productions)

THE HELPLESS HERO-- Webisode length. (Not available, produced by Tinkstone Productions.)

THE HAZARDS OF HARRIETT--Webisode length. (Not available, produced by Canned Karma Productions)

TOO BAD, BUT THAT'S LIFE is a webisode length amusing drama about two college chums who have affairs with each others significant females. AVAILABLE.  Email contact at cliffgravel@actorwriter.biz 

PRESS CLUB SPIRITS is a webisode length exploration of the ghostly apparitions at the Albuquerque Press Club. AVAILABLE. Email contact at cliffgravel@actorwriter.biz

THE GIFT
is a webisode length horror tale of an audition no actor ever wants. (Not available, produced by Transcending Films)

SIR ASHERON'S PARTY is a webisode length amusing tale of numerous characters awaiting the arrival of a special guest who is not what they expected. (Not available, produced by Friends of Film and Video Arts)


Rail Yard Festival Of Freaks is a webisode length bloody horror tale of kidnapped kids and a serial killing psychopath. (Not available, produced by Creative Juices Productions)

TAM'S DANDY DREAM is a webisode length western mystery tale of a horse auction. (Not available, produced by Creative Juices Productions)