Captain Robert Jinks has formed a marching band with some friends to promote a political candidate, earning him the moniker "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines". When they discover that opera diva Madame Trentoni is arriving from Europe, Jinks and his buddies go down to the dock to welcome her. Jinks bets his pals a large sum that he can romance her, but when Jinks finally encounters Madame Trentoni, he is so taken by her that he immediately concedes the bet and gives his friends his IOU for the wager money so he can court her without what he now sees as an unseemly wager.
Romance blossoms between Jinks and the opera diva, that is until that IOU resurfaces at a most inconvenient moment...
(Summary by Son of the Exiles)
Ethel Barrymore as 'Madame Trentoni'
I am going to permit double casting so long as you play only one role in any given act.
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/captainjinks00fitcrich/page/n10/mode/1up
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- Project Code: 9kBFiy7N
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Fitch (Clyde Fitch)
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- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 50
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy
Keywords that describe the book: comedy, play, dramatic
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