Camden Civic Theatre has announced it has engaged a cast of superlative players for the coming dramatic spectacle “Dirty Work at the Crossroads — Tempted, Tried, and True.” The gloriously old-fashioned melodrama will be presented Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 7 through 16 at Watts Hall, Main Street/Route 1.

Leading the company are the renowned Devin Fletcher as the tender and true heroine Nellie Lovelace and the acclaimed Rick O’Malley as the dastardly villain, Munro Murgatroyed. The handsome Ian Brackett will make his debut as the stalwart hero Adam Oakheart who, in turn, is tempted by the voluptuous Mim Bird as notorious dance hall queen Ida Rheingold.

Supporting cast members include the serene Kate Fletcher as sweet Widow Lovelace, the jocular Steve Bird as rustic Mookie MacGuggins, the pert Heather Mackey as society belle Leonie Asterbilt, the enticing Marie Merrifield as flirtatious French maid Fleurette, the adorable Natalie Stewart as endearing Little Nell and, finally, the inimitable Lois Levensaler making her triumphant return to the stage as Mrs. Upson Asterbilt of Newport and Brooklyn.

In addition, marvelous interludes will include the vocal renderings of Dagney Ernest, the banjo picking fireworks of Professor John A. Luis, the piratical shenanigans of Marcus Carter, impassioned recitation by Daniel Bird and amusing vignettes enacted by Lyn Bass, Erica Dailey and Patricia Saucier. Theater legend Paul Weintraub will guide fashionable audiences through the many delights as Master of Ceremonies, ably assisted by the prince of putrid puns, George Grey, and little darling Ciara Murphy.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Anticipating success unprecedented in the history of the stage, the number of tickets for sale will be limited to the magnitude of the venerable building. Tickets are $14, $12 for senior citizens and students and $10 for children younger than 12. They may be purchased using the latest in technology at or at the door the evenings of performance.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to