At The Sign of The Greedy Pig

Charles S. Brooks (1878 - 1934)

"Sometimes, in a mood of Spanish castles, there flits across my fancy the vision of an ancient city on a hill-top, with lofty battlements thrust upward from the rock and towers that stand on tip-toe…. Our stage is the square of this ancient city, seen dimly in the night.... The time of our play is remote and I choose to think the world is flat, that comets are of evil prophecy and witches still ride on the windy moon...." Published in the same book as "Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy of Pirates", this story is subtitled "A Frightful Comedy of Beggars". The play describes skulduggery at the tavern with The Sign of The Greedy Pig. Will the beggars be hung as vagrants? Will true love triumph at the end? - Summary by Author and ToddHW

Cast list:
Twist: Larry Wilson
Whimp: Nemo
Blat: Tomas Peter
Squeak: Sandra Schmit
Ballad Monger: ToddHW
Mistress Trencher: Devorah Allen
Syndic of the University: Phil Schempf
Surgeon: Roger Melin
Student: Eva Davis
Bombastes: TJ Burns
Jules: tovarisch
Watchman: alanmapstone
Apple Woman: Leanne Yau
Yank, the Hangman: alanmapstone
Bell-Ringer: Jim Locke
A Girl: Availle
An Old Woman: April6090
Another Old Woman: Foon
A Third Old Woman: Angelique G. Campbell
An Old Man: TriciaG
A Voice in the Crowd: Availle
Stage Direction: Sonia
Edited by: ToddHW

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 01:04:43
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:47:53