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Legend

Genre Comedy/Satire
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Playwright Samuel Taylor
 
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Type Full Length
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)
Setting/Staging Multiple simple sets

Short Synopsis

A lighthearted, captivating and highly inventive spoof of the Old West and its larger-than-life heroes. Presented on Broadway.

Although fast and furious and filled with lively action, this delightful comedy is also, in essence, a "dream" play, for it treats the classic period of the Old West as a part of American mythology. It tells of a mysterious, romantic girl who appears in a remote mining town in quest of the fabled West and its legendary heroes, and who finds what she is seeking in an Outlaw, a Sheriff, a Banker and the rough but lovable men of the town. It is comedy that echoes all the facts and fancies, and dreams and illusions, of Western lore as it follows the heroine through a series of lively escapades: from bank robbery to enforced, unaccustomed domesticity after being taken into custody by the Sheriff. In the end a burst of violence seems to shatter the myth which she has summoned to life, leaving her with no more than memories. But, ironically, they are memories which, together with her own story, are sure to merge into yet another legend of the West—to be told and re-told, with suitable embellishments, by generations yet to come.

Casting Information

Total: 16
Male: 15
Female: 1

Rates and Fees

Royalty Fees

Fee: from A$133.00 to A$187.00 per performance

Other Fees

Booking and Handling Fee: A$15.00
Scripts: from A$16.32 per script; click here for further information.

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