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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
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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, 7 males, 13 total cast
ISBN: 978-1-61588-032-4
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Recent Productions:
Winigan Community Theatr - Winigan, MO
The Hayloft - Ashley, ND
JOHN MUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL - WAUSAU, WI
Act One Productions - Alida, SK, Canada
Clear Creek Civics Organization - Ashland, OH
Sherwood High School - Creighton, MO
Indian Creek High School - Trafalgar, IN
Ephrata High School - Ephrata, WA
Ola Community Center - Chamberlain, SD
New Ross Players - New Ross, IN
winigan community theatre - Winigan, MO
Flasher Public School - Flasher, ND
Parshall School District - Parshall, ND
Putnam County R - 1 School District - Unionville, MO
Boyden-Hull Community School Districts - Hull, IA
Symons Valley United Church Players - Calgary, AB, Canada
Stage Rat Players - CHRISTMAS VALLEY, OR
MidValley Theatre Company - Lostine, OR
Jordan-Elbridge HS - Jordan, NY
Helena Christian School - East Helena, MT
Unatego Middle School Drama Club - Otego, NY
Rockville Jr Sr High School - Rockville, IN
North Bay Haven Charter Academy School - Panama City, FL
Lutheran Youth Organization - Corsica, SD
Heartland Arts Troupe Society - Stettler, AB
Bullock Community Players - Buffalo, SD
Karval Public School - Karval, CO
Adario Community Players - Ashland, OH
Austin High School - Austin, NV
CAN-ACT - Boise, ID
C.A.T.S. Playhouse - Lubbock, TX
DKTAC - Delton, MI
Spry Middle School - Webster, NY
EL KORAH SHRINERS - BOISE, ID
Cosmos Community Theatre - Cosmos, MN
B & B High School - Baileyville, KS
The Phoenix Players - Virden, MB, Canada
Hi-Plains High School - Seibert, CO
Friends Of Musselshell School - Musselshell, MT
St. John Lutheran LYO - Ethan, SD
 
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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