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 The Maxwell Family Classics Series

Come meet the Maxwells and you will instantly become part of the family. These classic plays are full of comedy and you are given a "ring side" seat in watching the humor of everyday life unfold before your eyes.


ALL IS CALM
By: Donald Payton
(: 30 : 5 , 3 , 8 )
There’s something about Christmas that’s happy and peaceful—except at the home of the Maxwell’s. There’s something about Christmas that’s calm and celestial---except Lucas, who is far from either on this Christmas day, because his world has just slid out from under him—no sled. All year long Lucas had talked of a sled, but on Christmas...  read more
THE BOARDING HOUSE REACH
By: Donald Payton
(: 90 : 9 , 7 , 16 )
Dad is called out of town on a long business trip and decides to bring Mrs. Maxwell along. Their industrious son, Lucas, seizes the opportunity and opens up the house to boarders in order to make a little extra money. Into the paper goes the ad, and that night the Maxwell house is crawling with people. Lucy Burns, a sort of walking...  read more
FINDERS CREEPERS
By: Donald Payton
(: 90 : 7 , 7 , 14 )
Hercules Nelson’s aunt and uncle invite Hercules and his best friend, Lucas, to spend the weekend with them. With suitcases in hand, the boys arrive at Uncle Bob’s to discover that Uncle Bob is a MORTICIAN and there’s a funeral scheduled Monday. Well, it’s not long before things start happening in ways that would put most brave men to...  read more
MUGGSY'S MERRY CHRISTMAS
By: Donald Payton
(: 30 : 2 , 4 , 6 )
Christmas is here at last in the Maxwell home! Lucas and Courtney are very anxious to open their presents. But Pa Maxwell says “No, not until cousin Arthur gets here.” Arthur just got out of the hospital and Mr. Maxwell is intent on giving him the merriest Christmas imaginable. While the Maxwells are out delivering food to the Salvation...  read more
NEARLY BELOVED
By: Donald Payton
(: 90 : 8 , 5 , 13 )
The Maxwells have their hands full with their children Caroline and Lucas, but their youngest daughter Courtney has always been a ray of sunshine in a cloudy existence. Courtney has always done well in school and Aunt Mary even calls her "beloved."

Since nothing exciting ever happens to Courtney, she makes up escapades from her vivid...  read more

SHOCK OF HIS LIFE
By: Donald Payton
(: 30 : 3 , 3 , 6 )
Lucas and Hercules are planning to attend a masquerade. While trying to decide what to wear, Lucas jots down phone messages as they come in. After a call from the grocery store concerning the beef heart Mrs. Maxwell had asked about, Lucas scribbles the single sentence, “Heart about gone.” Lucas dad had his physical that day and when Dr...  read more
 

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