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Act One comes to a happy finale. As the second act opens, we are just outside the stadium; and the school is alive with excitement. The Atwater team suffers a big setback when "Silent" Murphy is injured and called out. The visiting Senator Hicks is horrified at the change in his son, Bub, who has become a regular college sport. But Flora, who is now Bub's girl, is convinced that men aren't what they used to be. Just then, Hiram Bolton arrives, irate at having discovered that his son Billy never arrived at Bingham and in addition is playing against Bingham in the game, under the name of Staples. When he accuses Jane of having snared Billy with her feminine charms, she pretends to faint and whispers to Stub and the boys to whisk Bolton away until the game is over. They carry him bodily into a cab, and Billy goes on to make the winning run. Atwater is wild with joy, and Bessie and Stub gleefully exclaim their love. Stub, Ollie, and Bub (who also has a yen for Jane) explain that each is looking for a particular kind of girl. Bolton returns and tells Billy how Jane has tricked him, and broken-hearted, the boy plans to quit the school. Stub then boldly asks Bolton for the money he has won on the bet; and impressed by the boy's nerve after having kidnapped him, Bolton offers the boy a job out west. Now that Billy is leaving, and Jane will once again be "available Bub breaks his engagement with Flora. She is cheered somewhat when Stub finally pays her his back rent, and coach McGowan agrees to accompany her home. Stub hands his winnings to Bessie, and they are automatically engaged. Billy, bags in hand, is about to leave when Jane stops him. She begs him to forgive her trickery but adds that now she really does love him. He says that his father has offered him a good job at $15 per week and asks her to wait for him, just in time for the finale. CAST Male - 13 : Female - 11 (In order of appearance) plus college students, co-eds, town girls, etc. • Ollie Mitchell (A Sophomore) • Malty McGowan (A Coach) • The Boys (Students) • "Stub" Talmadge (A busy undergraduate) • "Silent" Murphy (A center rush) • Peter Witherspoon (President of Atwater) • Bessie Tanners (An athletic Girl) • Flora Wiggins (A prominent Waitress) • Howard Talbot (A professor) • Jane Witherspoon (Daughter of Peter Witherspoon) • Hiram Bolton (Benefactor of Bingham College) • The Girls (Co-eds) • Billy Bolton (A Half-back) • Hon. Elan Hicks (of Squantunville) • Harold "Bub" Hicks (A Freshman) MUSICAL NUMBERS: Overture 1. Good Old Atwater - Ollie and Boys 2. Wait Till Tomorrow - Jane and Boys 3. Just You Watch My Step - "Stub" , Bessie and Girls 4. Leave It To Jane - Jane, "Stub", Bessie, Boys and Girls 5. The Siren's Song - Jane and Girls 6. There It Is Again - Billy, Girls and Jane 7. Cleopatterer - Flora and Girls 8. The Crickets Are Calling - Jane, Billy, Ensemble 9. Finale: Act One - Ensemble 10. Opening: Act Two - Bessie, Ensemble