ActorsNET continues its 25th season and brings a classic American melodrama with a big serving of comedy to the Heritage Center stage in Morrisville.
“Seven Keys to Baldpate,” George M. Cohan’s 1913 stage mystery/melodrama, opens March 11, for a three-weekend run. Jack Bathke stars as Billy Magee, a novelist who bets a wealthy friend that he can write a 10,000-word story in only 24 hours.
To ensure peace and quiet, Magee uses what he was told is the sole key to lock himself inside the abandoned and rundown Baldpate Inn. He believes himself to be the only occupant, but bedlam soon follows. He is constantly interrupted by an onslaught of unwelcome characters – including a bedraggled hermit, a corrupt politician, a crooked cop, a feisty female reporter, and a gang of inept criminals.