The Feud
by Texas Comedies

Feb. 14 - Feb. 23
Thursdays-Saturdays

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.

 


The Feud
by John Cecil
Texas Comedies

Thursdays-Saturdays,
February 14 - February 23, 2019
Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX, 78704

February 14, 15, 16  and Feb 21, 22, 23  2019 at 8 PM
Dougherty Arts Center Theater

Tickets $19 general admission, $24 VIP, $12 students and seniors, plus services fees, available via

Ticket Questions: 512-569-6155

About Texas Comedies

More info 512-569-6155 and texshows@gmail.com.