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DESPERATE AMBROSEAdd to Cart
By: Donald PaytonAdd to Wish List
DESPERATE AMBROSE
Script: $7.50
Notebook Script: $16.75
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
First Performance Royalty: $60.00
Each Additional Performance: $60.00
Video Rights: $30.00
Artwork Image Download: $30.00
Personalized Poster: $2.50
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Type: Full Length Play
Genres: Comedy, Farce, Western
Themes: Westerns, Mistaken Identity, Crime
Running Time: 90-120 minutes
Speaking Cast: 6 females, 6 males, 12 total cast
ISBN: 978-1-61588-032-4
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Customer Comments:
By Beth Beigh - Drama Director - Helena Christian School
When the cast finally brought Desperate Ambrose together, the audience was roaring with laughter! The bad-guy wedding scene was a particular audience favorite. My co-director sings with a local barbershop chorus, so to add a little variety, we had the chorus serenade Panhandle Jake to sleep before the show started and used them during costume changes and intermission to serenade the crowd with old western tunes like "Don't Fence Me In" and "Home on the Range"...we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thanks for offering such amusing material!
 
Synopsis
It all started when Ambrose Groves and Bert Miller, a couple of would-be vaudeville comedians, were crossing the desert headin' California way and got booted off the train because someone stole their tickets and all of their money. After trudging across the desert for a couple of days, they blow into Dead Man's Gulch, the wildest, woolliest, roughest spot in the wild West, where everybody fights everybody and blood flows like Old Faithful. Now it just so happens that Homer The Kid and his pal, Gun Smoke Carter, the two hardest shootin', hardest ridin' cowpokes to straddle a saddle, are expected to breeze into town that day to quell the shootin'. So when Ambrose and Bert hobble in, they are mistaken for the West's most fearless cowpunchers! Ambrose is taken for the hero, Homer The Kid, and from there on out, it's a knock-down, drag-out of laughs! Bungling Ambrose winds up doing everything opposite from the cowpuncher's union . . . he doesn't get the goods on the crooked sheriff; he's completely beaten and soundly trounced by Hoot Owl Pete; practically hung by Stinkweed; and he doesn't get the heroine, Nancy, either! But he does get things in the most devastating of devastating messes in this hilarious satire on the old West. One interior set.
 

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