We begin our journey with "Deadwood Dick: At the Met", a rambunctious example of the notorious dime novels. Amy Madigan (Pollock, Carnivale) gives a rip-roaring reading of Edward Wheeler's 1887 account of one night inside Deadwood's wildest saloon, featuring a cameo appearance by Calamity Jane.
Next, Sheila Kelley (The Sopranos, Dancing at the Blue Iguana) offers a heartbreaking performance of Dorothy M. Johnson's short story, "Journey to the Fort", a psychologically acute rendering of one woman's path back to civilization.
Gary Dourdan (C.S.I., Alien Resurrection) smoothly inhabits "The Naked Gun", a powerful fable of fate working through innocent hands from John Jakes' Western story collection, The Bold Frontier.
WordTheatre brings people together to share stories in a unique way. Through this collective experience, we aim to deepen our sense of community as we celebrate the oral storytelling tradition.
"Journey to the Fort" ©1953 Dorothy M. Johnson; "Naked Gun" ©1957 Codel Publishing Co.; (P)2005 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.
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