The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
by Fredericksburg Theater Company
Oct. 14 - Oct. 23, 2022
Journey into the Wild West, 1890 in this 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. When 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 Two Trees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance.
Cast in the productionare Steve Reily as Ransome Foster, Faith Reily as Hallie Jackson, Barry Sikes as Bert Barricune, Courtney Williams as Jim Mosten, Zac Tiedemann as Liberty Valance, Joel Keefer as Marshal Johnson, Elliott Dooley as Jake Dowitt, Jeff Nichols as the Deputy, Russell Peckham as Henchman #1, and Marvin Schroeder as Henchman #2.
Also cast in the production playing mourners, students, and various townspeople are Sarah Fontenot, Gemma Kasukonis, Ian Kasukonis, and Owen Kasukonis.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 2014 Western stage play written by Jethro Compton, based on the short story of the same name written by Dorothy M. Johnson. The short story also was the basis of a 1962 movie starring John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, with the song performed by Gene Pitney.
Director and scenic designer for the production will be guest artist Charlie Hukill. FTC Resident Stage Manager Courtney LeFan will serve as the production's stage manager and design the lighting. Guest artist Jolene Keefer will create the costumes.
About the Fredericksburg Theater Company: The mission of the Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is “to provide superior theatrical programs for regional participation which entertain, educate, enrich and inspire.” Formed in 1997 by Jeryl Hoover, the theater has grown to an audience of over 13,000 annually. All performances are held at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. FTC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It has received statewide recognition from Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Nonprofit Theatres, as well as grants from various arts endowment organizations. FTC has been recognized by BroadwayWorld.com as “The Best Theatre of the Decade (2010-2020) in the San Antonio Region.”
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
by Dorothy M. Johnson
Fredericksburg Theater Company
October 14 - October 23, 2022
1668 U.S. 87
Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
Performances are October 14 through the 23, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Tickets for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance go on sale to donors Monday, September 26, 2022 at 9:00 am.
Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, Oct 3, at 9:00 am. Admission is $29 for adults, $12 for children 17 and under.
Box office hours beginning September 26 are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am through 1:00 pm
Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 888-669-7114.
For more info or directions, visit fredericksburgtheater.org.