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Rattlesnake's Kiss, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Rattlesnake's Kiss, The

Jethro Compton

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 1f

A one act play from The Frontier Trilogy of plays from the Wild West

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Wild West

Settings Of Play - The Chapel of Emmanuel, North of Canyon Falls, America, Summer 1866 & Granja de Cerdos and La Meurte Negro, Northern Mexico, Summer 1851

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

VOL. III: THE RATTLESNAKE'S KISS
Hidden deep in the dust of the American West, the outlaw comes face to face with the lawman in search of justice. His life of murder is far behind, but can he ever escape the man he was born to become?

Part of The Frontier Trilogythree one act plays with the all the drama, atmosphere and exctiement of the Old West. The plays can each be performed seperately, or together as part of the complete trilogy.

REVIEWS 

"Tense and terse...it’s satisfying to drink in the whisky-soaked ambience." - Time Out Edinburgh 


The Rattlesnake's Kiss premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2015 under the direction of Jethro Compton.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

CASTING NOTES

THEODORE LEON and SILAS can be performed by the same actor.
FATHER MANOAH and JACK MASON must be performed by the same actor.

FATHER MANOAH – The priest at The Chapel of Emmanuel. 30-40. A noble and religious man, to be respected and feared. 
US MARSHALL – A lawman from Texas. 25-30. A young gunslinger, theatrical in his demeanour, steady and confident.
ELENA – Leon’s former concubine, Mason’s wife. 20-25. She is brave, fearless and kind-hearted.
SILAS – A Veneno Gang member. 25-40. He is cruel, poorly educated, and disturbing to watch. 
JACK MASON – Former right hand man in the Veneno Gang. 20-25. He is the epitome of the dangerous yet remorseful gunslinger. 
THEODORE LEON – Head of the Veneno Gang. 40-50. He is violent and bloodthirsty, but constantly level-headed. He is theatrical, deceitful and takes great pleasure in other’s pain.
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  • The Frontier Trilogy Teaser

Author
Jethro Compton

Jethro Compton

Jethro Compton is a writer, director and independent theatre producer. His most notable production is the stage adaptation of the classic Western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. His most recent theatre work includes, Blood Red Moon, The Clock Strikes Noon and The Rattlesnake's Kiss, three original Western plays under the title, The Frontier Trilogy. Previous work includes the ... view full profile

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