The Wild and Woolly West

by  Paul Loomis

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 7f

Our fair heroine, Rosemary Lane, teaches school in New England. She leaves for the west to marry Bruce Shale, a cowboy at the Bar None ranch. Before she reaches her destination bandits hold up her stagecoach. She is rescued from certain death by our hero, Gladwyn Throckmorton, foreman of the Bar Non…

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The Wild and Woolly West

by  Paul Loomis

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 7f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Our fair heroine, Rosemary Lane, teaches school in New England. She leaves for the west to marry Bruce Shale, a cowboy at the Bar None ranch. Before she reaches her destination bandits hold up her stagecoach. She is rescued from certain death by our hero, Gladwyn Throckmorton, foreman of the Bar None. Regaining consciousness, Rosemary is shocked to hear that Bruce Shale has quit his job and moved on to seek work elsewhere. She becomes friendly with the arch fiend Effingham Leffingwell and is lulled into a false sense of security. It is Leffingwell who performs a series of fiendish activities until he is unmasked at the final curtain.
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Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Wild West
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The interior of the cabin on the Bar None Ranch, located in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

5m, 7f

ROSEMARY LANE- Heroine in her mid-twenties, a schoolteacher by profession, and is refined in both speech and manner.
EFFINGHAM LEFFINGWELL- A tall, powerfully built man in his mid-thirties, and unscrupulous and dastardly villain. Knows how to be smooth manner when necessary. Very stylish and debonair.
GLADWYN THROCKMORTON- The foreman of the ranch who is tall and stalwart. Has a frank and forward manner, and is slow to anger.
ALTHEA QUINN- The twenty-three year old heiress to the ranch with affected speech. Vain and shallow, and will stop at nothing to accomplish her goals.
SILVER BELL- A sixteen year old maiden who works around the ranch.
THALIA SNEAD-A housekeeper on the ranch in her late thirties. Kindly, but demanding when necessary.
EAGLE ANNIE- The Sheriff of Ruckus County, a mountain woman in her early fifties. Strident manner, with a loud voice and a mountain drawl.
SLIM TOBIN- A cowboy in his early thirties with crude speech and manners, but a genial personality. 
LUCY TOBIN- Slim's vivacious younger sister who is fourteen years old. Alert and vivacious with lots of energy.
MA JUDKINS- A mountain woman in her mid-fifties.
BALDY FERGUSON- A short, wizened man in his mid-fifties.
BRUCE SHALE- An attractive chap in his mid-twenties, who is sincere and straightforward with an attractive personality.

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