Shanghai Heart

 
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Melodrama in 2 acts - 4f, 6m (or 5f, 5m)

Anything can happen in 1870's San Francisco.

Cristabelle Calloway gives up her career as a hoofer with Buffalo Bob's Wild West Show. She comes to the city by the Bay seeking her long lost - and rich - grandfather. A bump on the head leads to amnesia, a stolen identity, and romance with a singing Mountie. Ramona Rodriguez is also on a quest, seeking her stolen rancho. And Clementine Walker just wants a newspaper job at the Golden Bay Bugle. A notorious Barbary Coast shanghai ring muddies the waters and the play ends with an onstage earthquake.

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Productions:

  • The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville Theatre, Oceano, CA

  • Deja Vu Coffeehouse, Los Angeles

  • Fifth Estate Theatre, Los Angeles

  • YMA Players Summer Theatre, Santa Monica

Production at LA’s Fifth Estate Theatre

Production at LA’s Fifth Estate Theatre

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Reviews:

"Felde knows the melodrama form and has created an admirably intricate plot involving lost children, double amnesia, filched land deeds, a displaced Mountie, vamps, chorines, an evil foreigner, revenge and love triumphant" - LA Times

"Clever, talented and resourceful Kitty Felde...we should be hearing more from this versatile young lady" - Drama-Logue