Full Length Play
Time Period - Wild West
Settings Of Play - This is a single set show. All the action takes place in a saloon in the wild west.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Remember when the west was wild, the women were soft and the men were brave? Well, think again 'cause the worst dust storm of the 1800s is about to hit town and the men have all skedaddled! They're driving their precious cattle to safe shelter, leaving the women to fend for themselves. Tensions flare and sparks fly when society ladies are forced to take refuge with fallen women in the only safe building in town, the brothel. Now a lone cowboy stumbles in a mysterious stranger who may or may not be a U.S. Marshal. That's just terrific since the women are trying to dispose of a body before anyone discovers the murder! As the storm kicks into high gear, it pales to the tempest brewing inside. For three days the ladies and the drifter are forced to face each other and their own inner ghosts. Feminism meets machismo and both are stripped bare as everyone fights the roles in which society has them pegged. Love, self esteem and a healthy dose of laughter are the results. Yee haw! This is a rip roarin' good time!
"Mixing melodrama and menace, humor and hamminess, Flip Kobler's Wild Dust
is an original western that genuinely honors the genre... The
story-telling is handled naturally and never feels forced... Kobler has
done a fine job of fleshing out the characters and making them real... Wild Dust, which is looking for a new home in a larger theater, could be a real success in the right place." - Lisa D. Horowitz, Variety
Wild Dust was first presented by The Studio City Park Players
in California on November 20, 1992. It was produced by Judy Greening and
directed by Cindy Marcus.