The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
by S.T.A.G.E. Bulverde

Dec. 18 (2016)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 2014 Western stage play by Jethro Compton based on the 1953 short story of the same name by Dorothy M. Johnson, which also became the basis for the 1962 Paramount Pictures film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford, starring James Stewart and John Wayne, with the song performed by Gene Pitney. The play is billed as "classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society".

A young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home as he finds the love of a local woman. This love gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead?

Directed by Kathleen Lovejoy.

Auditions Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4 pm

Production/Performance Dates: 

Scheduled show dates are February 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, March 2, 3, 4, 5

Director Kathleen Lovejoy will hold open auditions for the S.T.A.G.E., Inc. 2016-2017 Season production THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Krause House Theatre, 1300 Bulverde Road in Bulverde.Sunday


Characters Needed: 

RANSOME FOSTER: 30+ From New York. Well-read and well spoken.

HALLIE JACKSON: 30+ Strong minded, rough talking girl but underneath is a beautiful and caring person.

BERT BARRICUNE: 40+  True gunslinger. Worn and battered looking but handsome.  Speaks only when he must.

JIM “THE REVEREND” MOSTEN: 30+ Young black swamper. Kind, enthusiastic, well-mannered, full of energy.

LIBERTY VALANCE: 30+ Southern Gentleman, but his polite manner doesn’t disguise the scars on his face. Terrifyingly unpredictable.

MARSHALL JOHNSON: 40+  Talks the talk, but when it comes down to it, a coward.

JAKE DOWITT: 25+ Enthusiastic reporter for a small local paper.

THE GANG: a few of Liberty’s boys

MOURNERS: attending Barricune’s funeral.

DEPUTY: the Marshal’s deputy.

STUDENTS: local townsmen attending school.


Location: 1300 Bulverde Road , Bulverde, Texas, 78163-0575
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