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The Legend Of Stagecoach Mary

2008 Festival

Christopher Gattelli

Madeline Doherty, J. Austin Eyer, Danielle Lee Greaves, Joshua Henry, Lauren Kennedy, Jose Llana, Sarah Saltzberg, Jason Patrick Sands and Nick Wyman

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 6
Number of Principals (Female): 5
Total Cast Size: 11
Orchestra Breakdown:

Minimum of 4: guitar/mandolin, guitar/banjo, fiddle, bass

Genre & Style:

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Ex-slave Mary Fields turns the idea of the real Wild West hero on its head when she travels to 1880’s Montana to find freedom, adventure and her long-lost best friend. Along the way, she discovers a gaggle of square-dancing nuns and a town full of cowboys in need of a little lesson in the American Dream.

Development History

The Legend of Stagecoach Mary received its first public reading May 2007 at Theater Row Studios in New York City under the direction of Elizabeth Lucas and produced by Isaac Hurwitz.

Festival Successes

Writers won the Jonathan Larson Award in 2009.