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Mice and Men

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"Mice and Men" by Madeleine Lucette Ryley is a captivating and emotional tale that explores the complexities of human relationships and the consequences of our actions. The story follows a group of characters who are all connected in some way, whether it be through blood, friendship, or love.

Ryley does a fantastic job of developing each character, making them feel real and relatable to the reader. The struggles they face and the choices they make are all too familiar, creating a sense of empathy and understanding throughout the book.

The plot is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, with moments of joy and sorrow interwoven seamlessly. The author's prose is beautifully written, drawing the reader in and keeping them engaged until the very end.

Overall, "Mice and Men" is a poignant and thought-provoking read that will resonate with readers long after they've finished the book. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a moving and powerful story about the complexities of life and relationships.

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No, not the famous “Of Mice and Men” you’re thinking of. Instead, we have a sweet romantic comedy that tells the story of a bachelor, Mr. Embury, who decides to conduct an experiment to see if he can create the perfect wife for himself. To do so, he chooses an orphaned girl named Peggy to become his ward and ultimately his wife. Peggy, however, thinks that Mr. Embury has plans for her to become the wife of his nephew, Captain Lovell, whom she believes is in love with another woman . A critic who was not fond of sentimental stories called this play a fairy story with a sincere spirit and one they could actually believe in. - Summary by Jenn BrodaCast list: Mark Embury : Adrian Stephens Roger Goodlake : Greg Giordano Captain George Lovell : Krista Zaleski Sir Harry Trimblestone: Alan Mapstone Kit Barniger : ToddHW Peter : David Purdy Joanna Goodlake : Nissy Mrs. Deborah : Joanna Michal Hoyt Peggy : Jenn Broda Matron : Belinda Loveday Beadle : Wayne Cooke Molly : Lynette Caulkins Girl: tinab37 2nd Girl: Kelly S. Taylor 3rd Girl: Devorah Allen 4th Girl: Kelly S. Taylor 5th Girl: Michele Eaton 6th Girl: Lynette Caulkins 7th Girl: tinab37 8th Girl: Kelly S. Taylor 10th Girl: ToddHW Stage Directions: TR Love

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