In the fall of 1850, Tamson English has been alone with three young children on the Western frontier for more than a year. Isolated from civilization, abandoned by her husband, haunted by her past, Tamson’s mind begins to fracture… Until an old friend appears at her door. 

MOUNTAIN LAW is Mel's latest new play and still a work in progress. It will receive a staged reading March 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. as part of Plan-B Theatre's annual Script-in-Hand series. The reading will be directed by Morag Shepherd and stage managed by Joe Killian, featuring Emilie Starr as Tamson, Matthew Sincell as James, and Calbert Beck as Howard. Special thanks to dramaturgs Shelley T. Graham and Janine Sobeck Knighton and historian Brittany Chapman Nash.