The Ransom of Red Chief


The Ransom of Red Chief
by O. Henry

February 20, 21, 2015 7PM
February 21, 22, 2015 2PM

Con-men, Sam and Bill, kidnap the son of a prosperous banker in order to finance one of their schemes. They hide him in a cave and send a ransom note asking for $2,000. Much to their surprise, the very mischieveous boy loves living in the cave. He even calls himself "Red Chief" and makes believe his kidnappers are really his captives. When the reply to Sam & Bill's ransom demand finally arrives it is not at all what the kidnadnappers expected.