Who Shot Calhoun Cahootz?
Short Play, Comedy / 4m, 3f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
This charming, easy to produce comedy features several familiar women characters of the Old West including a saloon owner, an uptight busybody, a schoolmarm, and a Spanish spitfire, among others. They are all called together by the Sheriff for some big news. It turns out, they have all been taken …
A fun, easy to produce one-act comedy. A slick, con man has been swindling the towns people. He charmed them out of heir affection and money. His scam was to bring the railroad to town, a surefire economic boon it would have been. But he has not been seen for days and then is found shot to death. The characters all have a motive, so who "dunnit?"
Parodies of "You Are My Sunshine", "Oh, my Darling Clementine" and "I've Been Working on the Railroad" are sung by cast.
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Wild West
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Setting: One interior set of a bar room, set in the days of the wild, wild, west.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
Casting4m, 3f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
DUSTY - Bartender of the Black Buzzard. Could be of any age. Could be played by male or female.
CARLOTTA - Star of the Black Buzzard. and proud of it. Speaks with a Spanish accent. Wears swishy skirt and off shoulder blouse.
ELSIE - She's been the school marm for 26 years. Wears long skirt plain blouse. She has a stern look and manner, and always carries a ruler with which to point or rap knuckles.
COWBOY - He looks like he just came off the cattle drive. He wears jeans, cowboy hat, boots, etc.
CALAMITY JOAN - Dresses like a cowboy. Lacks social grace.
SHERIFF - He's so proud of being Sheriff he even wears his badge on his pajamas. He is not too bright and has trouble speaking words with more than two syllables.
MISS PRISCILLA - She dresses very prim and proper. She is President of the Buzzard Bend Busy Bodies Ladies Guild of the only church in town.
NON-SPEAKING ROLES - Extra cowboys and dance hall girls to fill the Black Buzzard Saloon.
- Room for Extras
Plus extra "cowboys" and "dance hall girls" as needed (non speaking).