Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
as a novel has delighted readers for years. The story has been turned into four movies, including one which starred W.C. Fields and Zazu Pitts. Early in this century six road companies toured a stage version for years.
A heart-rendering melodrama, this three-act adaptation of Alice Hegan Rice's "Mrs. Wiggs" stories is not a children's play. Mrs. Wiggs is so poor she has to feed her children cabbage soup three times a day, but she combats poverty and approaching disaster with incredible optimism. Her home is so humble is can hardly be called a house, but snarling Aristotle Flint plans to foreclose and kick her out.
Pride prevents Mrs. Wiggs from accepting any form of assistance. What will become of her? Can she save the unsuspecting heiress, Miss Lucy, from Flint's evil? Will she discover Serafina's wicked scheme for the Cabbage Patch before it's too late? Will she save Young Richard from the lure of the bottle? Will love bloom in the patch, or only cabbages?
There's a hero and a heroine, and a collection of intriguing characters. It all adds up to entertainment that pulls at the heart strings as well as the funny bone.