The Feud
by Texas Comedies

Dec. 04 - Dec. 14

The Civil War is over, but the fighting rages on in 1870s Texas. In this one-hour musical comedy, a beleaguered army officer stands between an outlaw family and a band of vigilantes, while a wronged woman seeks her own kind of twisted justice.

The Sutton-Taylor feud was the most violent in Texas history, pitting ex-members of the notorious State Police against the Taylor ring (which boasted killer John Wesley Hardin). In this musical comedy based on actual events, an army officer risks his life and reputation to try to bring a lasting peace.

The Feud brings wronged women, drunken soldiers, corrupt lawmen and desperate outlaws

together to sing, dance, ride hard and shoot straight.

About the Sutton-Taylor Feud

After the Civil War, federal troops occupied Texas, while outlaw bands and vigilante groups foughtover land, cattle and water. Blood feuds were common, and the longest and bloodiest was the Sutton-Taylor feud.

The feud began when Buck, Hays and Doboy Taylor were involved in the killing of army soldiers in Mason in 1867. Shortly thereafter, William Sutton, a deputy sheriff, shot two in the Taylor gang asthey were “trying to escape.” A cycle of vengeance killings began.

Farmers and townspeople in around Dewitt County were forced to take sides. Robberies, jailbreaks, ambushes and shoot-outs were frequent. Finally, in the town of Clinton, Texas, a peace treaty between the warring parties was signed.

Cast and Ensemble
The cast features Megan Ortiz, Phil Rodriguez, Kera Blay, Josh Meindertsma, Carl Guthrie and Creighton Moench. The band includes Mikey Walters, John Cecil, Chris La Cava, Jonathan Hoyle, and Paul Klemperer.

 


From John Cecil, December 4, 2018:

Casting 2 roles for The Feud: A Musical Comedy

The show is Feb 14, 15, 16 and Feb 21, 22, 23, 2019. Rehearsals are evenings beginning late January.  www.texshows.com

We are looking to fill two parts: One female, one male, ages 18 - 35. 

Both characters are part of an 1870s Texas crime “ring," fictitious members of an actual family in the notorious Sutton-Taylor feud.

Comedy and singing chops are most important. Dancing ability is less important.

It does pay a guaranteed amount per show.

We also have some touring dates, so we are always looking for new people!

Resumes, pics and any video material is very helpful.

We’ll do a reading in mid-December. Send a message or email texshows@gmail.com. 

Thank you! John