The Red Lamp – (by Hilliard Booth) – Directed by Bert Keefer
Weekends June 2-12, with showtimes/tickets TBA on www.sambasstheatre.org.
A hungry tramp breaks into a house for food and recognizes a lamp which supposedly brings good luck when lighted. The son befriends the tramp, who leaves on the approach of the head of the house– a strict maiden lady, the boy’s aunt. The boy agrees to light the lamp after his aunt has gone, as a signal for the tramp to return. The daughter also agrees to use the same signal to let her lover know her aunt– who disapproves of the match– has left the house. The aunt herself lights the lamp as a signal to a neighbor to have tea ready. Ensuing complications are fast, furious, and unexpected..