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ACT I: Scene 1
Setting: LIGHTS come up to Bartholomew standing on a wooden box preaching. Townspeople are gathered around. Like a town meeting, the lines should be said quickly—fast paced scene.
BARTHOLOMEW: (fervent) The Word of the Lord will not return void. No matter where God sends you, when you proclaim the Good News, it will not come back empty. That's a promise you can count on, my good friends.
CHARLIE: Preach it, Parson.
BARTHOLOMEW: God is working among us, opening new doors. Just look around. Our fellowship is growing stronger, but one important ingredient is missing.
VICTORIA: A theater. That's what we need. I've been saying so for years.
MISTY: Or a social club. We could have parties and basket socials and—
LUCY MAY: Dances! (giggle/snort)
BOBBY JO: I reckon that's not what Preacher Bartholomew has in mind, ladies.
BARTHOLOMEW: No, not quite. (loosen collar) I've mentioned a special need to you before when I've passed through these parts, and today, God has once again placed a burden on my heart.
EZEKIEL: (can't hear well) A tart? Eh? Miss Bobby Jo makes the best pastries in all Miles Gap.
BENJAMIN: Not tart, Mr. Ezekiel, heart.
EZEKIEL: Oh, yeah. That one is smart. (nod)
BENJAMIN: Yes, Mr. Ezekiel. (pat his shoulder) Let's listen now.
EZEKIEL: Huh? Can't hear with this bum ear.
PRUDENCE: Quiet over there, old man, so's we can hear the Parson.
EZEKIEL: Who you calling cold? I ain't as cold as you.
PRUDENCE: I'll hit you with my cane! (shake it)
VICTORIA: Gran! (stop her from hitting Ezekiel)
JEB: Say, Parson, you mulling over the notion of a church building again?
The citizens of Miles Gap want land for a church, but greedy Baron Von Zandenberg refuses to sell any of his property. When Jeb Donovan, local cowboy and town hero, tries convincing the Baron it's the right thing to do, he finds himself smack-dab in a good ole western fistfight with the Baron's ruffians. All hope for a church seems lost . . . until Cassandra, the Baron's daughter, returns to Miles Gap. Then anything could happen--including love.
This is a full-length stage play.
Approx. 2 1/4 hours
Young Adult Theater
Corky says he'll never step foot on the Baron's land.
Jeb is determined to try again.
Grumbles erupt in town over the Baron's treatment of the men--and his greedy, selfish ways with Miles Gap.
No one can figure out a solution. Maybe they'll never get to have a church building, after all.
In the midst of turmoil, the Baron's pride and joy, daughter Cassandra, returns home from finishing school.
The menfolk in town are dazzled by Cassandra's beauty--especially Jeb. The young ladies are envious of her lovely dresses and charm. But one woman, Bobby Jo, sees beyond all the disagreements with the Von Zandenbergs and reaches out to Cassandra, showing her true friendship and God's love.
Will Miles Gap be able to get land for a church? Can the Parson convince the Baron to help the community? Or will it take the Baron's daughter to find a way to change her father's mind?
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