I have been acting since 1977 and been involved in many melodramas over that time and the quality of the scripts varied. The main problem was they where too slow and not funny enough.
Westerns are so iconic and most people love them, John Wayne is my favorite and if you look at his movies you will see he changed his image as the years went on.
His iconic use of language, his grace in the way he walked and his stance, so with that in mind I based the Hero Rock Hard on him. People know that look and sound as soon as they see it and it’s that instant ithat makes the melodrama experience much more fun.
I jumped on my horse and took six months to write it. It was performed for six weeks with great success. I played Rock Hard.