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Seven Keys to Baldpate (Play)

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Seven Keys to Baldpate is a captivating play that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish. The story is filled with twists and turns, mystery and suspense, and the characters are intriguing and well-developed. The dialogue is witty and engaging, and the plot is both unpredictable and satisfying. Cohan's writing is masterful, and the production is well-executed, making for a truly memorable theatrical experience. Overall, Seven Keys to Baldpate is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a thrilling and entertaining night at the theater.

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Betting that he can write 10,000 words in 24 hours, a novelist locks himself into a snowbound summer resort on Baldpate Mountain with what he believes is the one and only key to Baldpate Inn. Yet his work is interrupted by a number of colorful characters who have arrived for various shady enterprises, each thinking they had the only key to the inn. Soon it is clear there must be seven keys to Baldpate. The mystery deepens as the novelist finds himself entangled in an improbable series of schemes and plans. George M. Cohan, the famous American vaudevillian and songwriter, was also a successful playwright, and he adapted this work for the stage from the novel by Earl Derr Biggers. - Summary by Mike Manolakes Elijah Quimby, the caretaker of Baldpate Inn: Zach Hoyt Mrs. Quimby, the caretaker's wife: Joanna Michel Hoyt William Hallowell Magee, the novelist: Andrew Gaunce Mary Norton, the newspaper reporter: Devorah Allen Mrs. Rhodes, the charming widow: thestorygirl Peters, the Hermit of Baldpate: Alan Mapstone John Bland, the millionaire's right hand man: Son of the Exiles Myra Thornhill, the blackmailer: Jenn Broda Lou Max, the Mayor's man "Friday": TJ Burns Jim Cargan, the crooked mayor of Reuton: Larry Wilson Thomas Hayden, the president of the R&E Suburban R.R.: Tomas Peter Jiggs Kennedy, Chief of Police of Asquewan Falls: Christopher Foeckler Cop: David Purdy The Owner of Baldpate: Mike Manolakes Stage Directions: Kelly S. Taylor

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