Little Nell and the Mortgage Foreclosure

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Little Nell and the Mortgage Foreclosure

by John Donald O'Shea

A delightful melodrama replete with broad comedy, memorable characters, and plenty of booing and hissing for the stovepipe-hat-wearing villain!

 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 5
2 M | 3 W


Unit Set


 30 pages

Comedy Melodrama
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Little Nell and the Mortgage Foreclosure is a delightful melodrama replete with broad comedy, memorable characters, and plenty of booing and hissing for the stovepipe-hat-wearing villain!

Nell Pureheart and her wise old Auntie Nora are about to lose the family homestead to unscrupulous banker Wiley Whiplash. Whiplash will forgive the mortgage under one condition: Nell must marry him!

Nell and Nora call on heroic Casey Cleandeed to save the day. Unfortunately, despite his recent law degree, he's not very bright. The play follows a side-splitting trail of intrigue and deception until the truth about the homestead is finally revealed!

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