Murder Ballad Murder Mystery
by Paper Chairs

Jul. 12 - Jul. 20, 2014

Murder Ballad Murder Mystery’s legendary outlaws are back on the prowl. After abounding success this past fall touring to the New Orleans Fringe Festival and the Lost Horse Saloon in Marfa, TX, and packed performances across Austin, this show is ready for another round of existential haunting!

paper chairs will hit the road this July for a Central Texas tour to San Antonio, Ft. Worth, and a special performance at a historic farm in Strawn. We’ll round out the month with a limited appearance of ONLY TWO Austin performances: July 15 at Cheer Up Charlie’s & July 17 at the Longbranch Inn.

This backwoods musical, written by local playwright and paper chair company member Elizabeth Doss, features live music, dance numbers, and bawdy bad guys. A lone sheriff aims to corral these demons as they sing and dance ‘til no one is left standing. Part slapstick exorcism and part ramshackle hoedown, this play investigates the many ways and whys we carry out a death sentence. It’s “overwhelmingly entertaining… [with] many quirky, oddball moments that make the show great.” (Broadway World fall 2013 review.) 

Our stellar ensemble features both returning and new cast members: Noel Gaulin as Stagger Lee, Kelli Bland as the Sheriff, April Perez Moore as Felicity, Laura Freeman as Tom’s Wife, Elizabeth Doss as Bea, Mark Stewart as Tom. And Introducing: David Higgins as Jay and Rachel Dendy as Sadie/The Harp. 

Script and book by Elizabeth Doss 
Original Score by Mark Stewart
Directed by Keri Boyd
Costume Design by Hope Bennett
Produced by Elizabeth Doss, Lisa Laratta, Spring Karlo

Did you miss Murder Ballad last year? Curious to see it in a different venue? Couldn’t get those songs out of your head? Go on then, try to catch these demons wherever you can!

Murder Ballad Murder Mystery
by Elizabeth Doss and Mark Stewart
Paper Chairs

July 12 - July 20, 2014
The Esquire Tavern
155 East Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205

7/12 Saturday - San Antonio, TX at the Esquire (9pm)
7/15 Tuesday - Austin, TX at Cheer Up Charlie’s (9pm)
7/17 Thursday – Austin, TX at The Longbranch Inn (9pm)
7/19 Saturday – Strawn, TX at the Historic Zimm’s Building (The evening includes: Dinner & Refreshments: 8pm Performance Starts: 9pm. Out of town guests are welcome to camp on the site. Hotels and Bed and Breakfast are just minutes away.)
7/20 Sunday - Ft Worth, TX at TBA

TICKETS: $5-$10 suggested donation, available AT THE DOOR ONLY!
QUESTIONS: or 512-686-6621