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OWEN CRUMP (1903 - 1998)
Owen Crump's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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It's azalea season in Natchez, Mississippi, and the annual pilgrimage of tourists are swarming through the historic mansions. In Mayweather Hall, Penelope Mayweather, a once beautiful Southern belle, is horrified by the tourists who are led through her home by an energetic guide at fifty cents a head. But the money isn't enough to keep Penelope from the clutches of those "Dawnyankees" down at the bank. Thus when a young author, John Salguod, turns up, she is persuaded to take him as a roomer. However, it develops that John is visiting under an assumed name because he has written a book banned in Natchez. the locals consider it a gross libel on their way of life, but it is a bestseller everywhere else. Penelope's frantic efforts to keep him hidden from her neighbors are frustrated when Carol, her soon-to-be married, pretty young cousin, comes to spend the night. When her parents discover she stayed a second night, scandal looms. the irate parents, blaming Penelope, threaten to take over Mayweather Hall, which
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1951 -
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