The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

by  Jethro Compton

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m, 1f

Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society...

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

by  Jethro Compton

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.
 
When a young scholar from New York city travels west in search of a new life he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance. 

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Reviews

"Superb. A genuinely gripping drama and one I warmly recommend" FOUR STARS -u00a0The Telegraph

"Superb. A genuinely gripping drama and one I warmly recommend" FOUR STARS - The Telegraph, Read More

"Excellent... Highly atmospheric, visceral and triumphant" - The Stage, Read More

"An enjoyable night of theatre with a set of fine performances, and will surely enjoy a popular run at the lovely Park Theatre." - A Younger Theatre, Read More

"A consistently absorbing, often moving and very unusual evening of theatre." - The Public Reviews, Read More

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $25 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Wild West
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The Wild West, 1890. 
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

6m, 1f
RANSOME FOSTER
HALLIE JACKSON
BERT BARRICUNE
JIM MOSTEN
LIBERTY VALANCE
MARSHALL JOHNSON
JAKE DOWITT
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Jethro Compton

Jethro Compton is a British writer, director and independent theatre producer. His most notable production is the stage adaptation of the classic Western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Other theatre work includes, Blood Red Moon, The Clock Strikes Noon, and The Rattlesnake's Kiss, three original Western plays und ...

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance premiered at The Park Theatre in London, in May of 2014, under the direction of Jethro Compton. 

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