Blood Red Moon

by  Jethro Compton

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 1f

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

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Blood Red Moon

by  Jethro Compton

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Follow the brothers as they journey west to California. Gold and fortune await, but so too does the blood moon – an omen warning death follows close behind. Brotherhood has kept them together; jealousy threatens to tear them apart.

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

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"Compton is a genuine theatrical anomaly...Blood Red Moon is pulp cowboys to the core: a tale of lust and violence set against the creeks and peaks of California." - The Stage 

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


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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Time Period: Wild West
  • Setting: The Chapel of Emmanuel, North of Canyon Falls, America, Winter 1855 & The Valley of Ellah, West of St Emmanuel, Summer 1855
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


3m, 1f
ENOCH HILL – The elder of the two brothers. 25-35. He is strong, proud, and stubborn, but he can be cruel. 
LEVI HILL – The younger of the two. 20-30. He is kind-hearted, polite, and less confident than his brother.
ANNELISE FISCHER – A local girl. 20-30. She is gentle, honest, and kind. 
FATHER MANOAH – The priest at The Chapel of Emmanuel. 20-25. Though young, he is calm, noble, and respected.
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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 ...

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Blood Red Moon premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2015 under the direction of Jethro Compton.

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