Trouble Junction (A Two-Act Play)
With almost-famous names like Wyatt Flerp and Messy James, there's bound to be trouble. Everywhere Wyatt goes, somebody's out to get him, sure he's that other Wyatt. And Messy craves one thing—for the townspeople to notice him. Life is filled with ups and downs, and sometimes things just don't turn out the way you might expect, especially in a town called Trouble Junction. More
Everywhere Wyatt Flerp goes, he can't get away from the resemblance his name bears to Wyatt Earp. Sure, he's been to Tombstone. But he can't shoot a gun. He tries, but a traumatic experience stops him from even pulling the little trigger.
Ever since Messy James was a little kid, he's wanted one thing--to get his face on a Wanted Poster. He's sure folks will notice him then. Just like they stare at the poster of Big Bark and "oo" and "ah", he wants that same reaction when the townspeople look at him--especially the pretty ladies.
When Messy James sends a telegram to Milton Thomas, reporter for the Washington Post, 1899, telling him Wyatt Earp is hiding out in Trouble Junction, Milton immediately boards a stage for Trouble Junction.
Once there, he dogs Wyatt Flerp, waiting to catch him in the act of being just who he thinks he is--Wyatt Earp.
Who's the best shooter in town? Messy James and Calamity Pain, local mountain woman, put on a shootin' contest to vie for the title "Best Gun in the West". (This being a spoof, all disputes can be settled with a little ole shootin' contest.) Preacher Bob tries to get the townspeople to solve their problems through talking and living in peace, while Miss LeMure, schoolmarm from the east, wants to educate the "stinking" cowboys.
When Big Bad Bark shows up, all of Trouble Junction is put on high alert. All except for the Sheriff, who doesn't see why everyone is worked up over the outlaw. What the Sheriff wants is a nap.
Together, the unforgettable characters bring out the best and worst in a town called Trouble Junction. Lively, and at times hilarous, this story turns upside down as the good, the bad, and the unusual meet in the center of town. (Sometimes at high noon.) And when things don't turn out western-enough for Milton Thomas, citified reporter, he changes every little detail to suit himself.