Royce Bentley's golddigging mother, Gunhilda, has had him committed for twenty years to Cerebellum
Manor because his outrageously profligate spending threatened her fortune. While in the asylym he
falls in love with a multiple-personality escape artist who loses one persona for each time she
attempts to flea (the guards shoot her but discover no body). Upon Gunhilda's death, she leaves
her son three million dollars cash, and allows him to be sent home to Wulfweardsweorth. She knows
he'll arrive penniless, and the estate will be lost, unless he finds a woman to counteract his
gullibility, profligacy, and generosity.
GUNHILDA: wealthy golddigging mother of Royce Bentley, who commits him to an asylum to protect her
fortune from his profligacy.
ODELIA: faithful Wulfweardsweorth maid, who loves Royce Bentley like a mother.
OSBERT T. BEOWULF: family attorney who wants to steal the estate.
ROYCE BENTLEY: the prodigal son.
SHARED ROLES: Gunhilda, Brunhilda, Grimhilda, and Thorhilda.
A Winter evening in 1903 at Wulfweardsweorth, a Pennsylvania-Gothic estate.