A Bad Day at Gopher's Breath

by  Al Ver Schure, Leon D. Ver Schure

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  13m, 4f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

After many failures due to ineptitude, the notorious Rawlins gang rides into Gopher's Breath to rob the bank. While Rawhide Rawlins dreams of a farm for his ma, Sheriff Crutchwaffle representing all that's rotten in town also has his designs on the loot. He needs money to escape the clutches of …

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A Bad Day at Gopher's Breath

by  Al Ver Schure Leon D. Ver Schure

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    13m, 4f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

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After many failures due to ineptitude, the notorious Rawlins gang rides into Gopher's Breath to rob the bank. While Rawhide Rawlins dreams of a farm for his ma, Sheriff Crutchwaffle representing all that's rotten in town also has his designs on the loot. He needs money to escape the clutches of Fat Jack Caldwell, the most feared man in the West. The outlaws and the sheriff force each other to alter their plans and the banker's niece enters the plot. Stricken by love, a Rawhide tries desperately to go straight, but his gang carries on and Crutchwaffle manipulates them to his own evil ends. Predictably, love deals Crutchwaffle a bad draw in the end and Bambi and Rawhide ride happily into the sunset. Riddled with all the traditional cliches of the classic western, Gopher's Breath becomes the setting for hilarious happenings.
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  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

Casting

13m, 4f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

AMOS CRUTCHWAFFLE - the sheriff of Gopher's Breath and second most feared man in the West

BELLE DURHAM - the saloon proprietress and AMOS' companion

RALPH "RAWHIDE" RAWLINS - the notorious gang leader

BAMBI PHINGERDOO - the banker's niece

PANDORA CRUTCHWAFFLE - AMOS' elder spinster sister and leading temperance advocate

FAT JACK CALDWELL - bounty hunter and most feared man in the West

THE NARRATOR

THE RAWLINS GANG

BAD BRUCE

RINGO

LAREDO

DOC

SLEEPY

DOPEY

AND

BARKEEP

PIANO-PLAYER

BANK TELLER

THE INDIAN, RABBIT EARS

GENERAL CUSTER

COWBOYS

SALOON GIRLS, APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE

TEMPERANCE LADIES

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Casting includes 1 male narrator guitarist and 1 m/f piano player

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Authors

Al Ver Schure

Al Ver Schure

Leon D. Ver Schure

Leon D. Ver Schure

Hamilton Community High School in 1972

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