by Flip Kobler
directed by Rick White , assisted by Debbie Bishop
April 27 - May 19, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday matinee May 6 at 3 p.m.
WOBCP Theatre, at the 2243 Business Park, 11880 W. FM 2243, between 183 and Baghdad Rd., Leander, Texas 78641 (click for map)
For information: (512) 259-5878 or go to www.wobcp.org; click to make reservations on-line
The time is the 1800’s and one of the worst dust storms of the century has hit a western town. All the townsmen have left to help move the ranchers’ precious livestock to safe shelter. The women in the area are left to find their own safe shelter in the strongest building in town: the saloon and brothel. Tempers flare and sparks fly, injected with comedy, when society ladies are forced to take refuge with the “fallen” women. Now a lone cowboy stumbles in, a mysterious stranger who may or may not be a U.S. Marshal. Which adds to the tension because the women of the saloon are trying to dispose of the bartender’s body - who was killed in self defense - before anyone discovers the murder! As the storm kicks into high gear, there’s a tempest brewing inside. For three days everyone is forced to face each other and themselves. Femininity meets machismo and both are stripped bare as everyone fights the roles in which society has them pegged. Love, self esteem and a healthy dose of laughter are the results.
The Players: Gary Dean Hamilton, Suzie Redfield, Nguyen Stanton,Tracy Cathey, Mallory Martin, Shae Voellmann, Cinda White, Rina Lee, Barb Jernigan