Cast of characters:
Beverly Sitgreaves...Mrs. Annie Primrose Dudgeon
Moffat Johnston...Anthony Anderson
Lotus Robb...Judith Anderson
Alan MacAteer...Lawyer Hawkins
Byron Russell...William Dudgeon
Kathryn Wilson...Mrs. William Dudgeon
Lawrence Cecil...Titus Dudgeon
Maud Ainslie...Mrs. Titus Dudgeon
Basil Sydney...Richard Dudgeon
Lawrence Cecil...The Sergeant
Reginald Goode...Major Swindon
Roland Young...General Burgoyne
Byron Russell...Mr. Brudenell
A melodrama in four acts by Bernard Shaw. Produced by The
Theatre Guild at the Garrick Theatre, New York, April 23, 1923.
Acts I.--Kitchen and General Dwelling Room of the
Dudgeon Farm House. Act II.--Chief Dwelling
Room of Minister Anderson's House. Act
III.--Scene 1--Waiting room in the Town Hall.
Scene 2--Council Chamber in the Town Hall. Act
IV.--Prison Yard Adjoining the Town Hall.
The adventure of Richard Dudgeon, the black sheep of the Dudgeon family of New
England in pre-Revolutionary days, who returns for the reading of his uncle's will.
Richard, disgusted with the hypocrisy of his neighbor Puritans, has sworn allegiance
to the devil, both in this world and the one to come. Hating sentimentality and
denying romance, he still permits the British Redcoats, come to arrest Pastor
Anderson, to take him by mistake, over the protest of pretty Judith Anderson, the
pastor's wife. He is ready to be hung for a spy in the pastor's place, to the glory of a
courageous martyrdom and as an example to his snivelling relatives, when his
From The Best Plays of 1922-1923 by Burns Mantle.