VOL. II: THE CLOCK STRIKES NOON
Trapped, guns near empty, the clock is ticking. Walker must make the choice: to do what’s easy, or to do what’s right. The railroad shines like a beacon of the modern age; for the people of Cooper’s Ridge, it brings only darkness.
Part of The Frontier Trilogy: three 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.
"Direct and punchy." - The Stage"Tense and terse...it’s satisfying to drink in the whisky-soaked ambience." - Time Out Edinburgh
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Wild West
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
- Setting: The Chapel of Emmanuel, North of Canyon Falls, America, Spring 1864
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
SHERIFF FELIX JACKSON – A lawman and farm owner. 30-40. Crippled with paranoia and insecurity, he is defensive and relentlessly hostile.
LILLIAN ‘MISS LILY’ DAVENPORT – Daughter of COLONEL DAVENPORT, head of the American Pacific Railroad. 25-35. She is calm, level-headed and aggressively well spoken. She hides her true nature beneath a veneer of polite civility.
FATHER MANOAH – The priest at The Chapel of Emmanuel. 30-40. He is powerful and has a gravity that demands men listen to his words.
The Clock Strikes Noon premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2015 under the direction of Jethro Compton.