Time Arc Theatre presents, You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down, or She Tried to Loathe Him But She Just Couldn’t Do It, a melodrama in two acts. Set in 1893 Superior, the villainous Malachi Sandbar arrives in Superior with dastardly plans. While walking past a large house, he discovers the beautiful Lily Virtue Parker, the some-day-rich daughter of Captain Charles Parker and aims to force her to marry him and gain her inheritance. Other characters include Lily’s protective maid, Elsie; Lily’s betrothed, the simple but loving Anders; the unwilling accomplice, Fanny Devine, owner of the Gem Music Hall; a couple of the Gem’s regulars and dance hall girls; and the mysterious actor from Chicago, John Williams, who is on a mission of his own. Written by Kathy Laakso with music composed by Bruce Nelson, the melodrama is a collaboration between the two of them, both 1973 South Shore High School graduates. Because Time Arc has no understudies, masks are strongly encouraged.