CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB
Type: One Act
Genres: Melodrama, Comedy, Farce
Themes: Melodrama, Death, Deception
Duration: 40 minutes
Speaking Cast: 5 females, 4 males, 3 either (12 total cast)
Flexibility: 2 extras, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Archaeologist Tommy Tweedum gets a lot more excitement than he bargained for when he unearths the tomb of King Rottentot. His nasty nephew Neville and Neville’s wife, Nelda, have been lying in wait to cash in by inheriting all the treasures in the tomb. They pay a shady soothsayer to announce a curse on anyone who touches the tomb. That way, when Tweedum and his daughter Tillie turn up dead, the mummy can take the blame. But they don’t count on Tillie’s beau, Willy Wright, coming all the way from Nebraska to be with his girl. Nor Willy’s mother following him to protect her boy. Nor the arrival of Mr. Calisse, a government agent who protects antiquities. Nor Tommy’s lovelorn assistant Della, who will do anything for him. Nor the sudden appearance of King Rottentot himself! Mistaken identities, corny lines, and a host of pratfalls keep the audience laughing until the inevitable happy ending.
Watertown High School
Mead Public Schools
Madison High School
Paso Robles High School
Paso Robles, CA
St. Peter's School
St. Peter's School, The Cast
St. Peter's School, Tillie, Tweedum and Della
St. Peter's School, Madam Soothsister is charmed to meet Nelda!
St. Peter's School, Nephew Nurdford and Professor (Uncle) Tweedum
St. Peter's School, Tilly dreams of Willy!
St. Peter's School, I'm Coming St. Peter! (They'll close the gate before she gets there - says...
St. Peter's School, It may wiggle...it may giggle...throw it in the Nile anyway. You got it...
St. Peter's School, Tilly and Willy: That'll teach you to attack a defenseless woman!
St. Peter's School, Nobby Hobby Scoo! Timbu the Terrible enforces the law of the camp!
St. Peter's School, Beware Professor! Beware!
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