Join the One Night Stand ensemble as they ride into town with an evening of tall tales, short stories, and wild and wooly plays about the Old West, Colorado history, and the American frontier. One Night Stand in the Wild West will be performed one night only, Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora.
My seven-minute, two-character sketch Peacemaker receives its world premiere in this production.
Here’s the line-up:
- Looks are deceiving for a Wild West legend in Calamity at the Mountain Boys Saloon by D.J. Jones.
- The Battle of the Little Bighorn springs to life for modern-day park rangers in Custer’s Grave by Tami Canaday.
- Selecting the right weapon to take down a romantic rival proves an arduous task for a lovesick teenager in Peacemaker by Patrick Dorn.
- A man who’s got nothing meets a man out of time in Lost by J. Jackson.
- A cutlass-wielding burglar in 1890s Denver regrets his fowl accomplice in Robber Sly by Edwin Forest Ward.
- A young man with a horrible secret takes Ulysses S. Grant on a wild stagecoach ride in Silverheels and an adopted Native American girl discovers her tragic heritage in Sand Creek by Steve Hunter.
- Learn the rules of the road from Stagecoach Billy by Marcus France.
- Discover the final resting place of the Old West in Boot Hill to Goodnight, Texas by Linda Berry.
“This production gives us an opportunity to see local playwrights and writers tackle the themes of our frontier past,” says James O’Leary, One Night Stand Theater’s artistic director. “These plays and stories show both the comic and dark aspects of the Wild West, and we’ll feature a couple of cowboy songs that evening as well.”
The Vintage Theatre is located at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, CO 80010 (1/2 block south of Colfax in Old Downtown Aurora). Tickets are $10. www.OneNightStandTheater.org