||April 7 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
||J. E. Broyhill Civic Center, Lenoir, NC
||$ 6-gold; $ 8-Premium; $10-Platinum
The townspeople are a happy folk whose bliss is marred only by young Johnny Dorset, a ’two-legged skyrocket of a kid’ whose mischief leaves no one unscathed. Two con-men kidnap Johnny in order to extort a large ransom from his mother. The scheme soon goes awry as the tactics imposed by Johnny, alias Red Chief, on the two hapless kidnappers wear their patience thin; the townspeople, overjoyed at the boy’s disappearance, refuse to help the sheriff search for him; and the Widow Dorset offers to take the boy off the kidnappers’ hands for a small fee. When Red Chief captures four friends and brings them to the hideout, the renegades’ resolve is further weakened, and they decide to accept his mother’s generous offer.