Heaven Help the Po' Taters
or... I'd-a-hoe The Potatoes But They Just Won't Grow
Billy St. john
There's trouble in Tatertown! The Idaho community is desperate for rain lest their potato crops dry up in the fields. Especially hard hit are Irish Tater, his wife Etta Tater and the Tater tots: Sweetpea, Lyonnaise and Chip. Unless a solution is found, they will be forced to move, along with most of the other farmers in Taterfield County. Their plight is the result of a dastardly scheme hatched by Noah Count, the scoundrel lawyer who deliberately left the water rights out of their deeds. The townsfolk send our hero, Spud Farmer, to bargain for water with the B.Z. Beaver Corporation which dammed the Snake River. To Spud's surprise, Sue Duse is not only head of the business, but Noah's partner in crime. Spud's ladylove, Candide Yam and the other citizens spy on the negotiations -- all in wacky disguises. Hilarity abounds as the Tater tots are kidnapped for ransom and Spud fights Noah to stop the villain from blowing up the dam! This "dynamite" melodrama sprouts other characters including Ida Hoe, Tilda Fields, Cher Kropper, Marshal Art and Pastor Salt. "HEAVEN HELP THE PO' TATERS was a real hit in our community. We have done other melodramas in the past, but this was by far the best quality of materials we have found." Betty Urbach Bonanza Community Church, Bonanza, OR
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|Play Type: ||Play|
|Runtime: ||60 minutes|
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|Year First Published: ||Not Available|
|Total Characters: ||22|
|Male Characters: ||9|
|Female Characters: ||12|
|Minimum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Maximum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Cost: ||$4.75 Per Script ($35 Royalty Per Performance)|
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|Publisher: ||Pioneer Drama Service|
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|ISBN: ||Not Available|