Play script by Susan Baer Beck. Music score by Jonathan D. Cole available from the publisher. Direct from the letters of men and women who lived the years of 1865 to 1895, come adventures, daily life, storm and trials of real people. A genuine theatrical piece of Americana, illuminated by music. A unit set, featuring a representation of a Conestoga Wagon. Props and light establish other scenes. Period costume. Cast of 5 females, 4 males, but roles may be enlarged for boys and girls.
Susan Baer Beck dramatizes the greatest migration in recorded history, the pioneer westward movement. We follow Doc, Clarity, Sam, Elizabeth, Mother, Agnes, Frankie, Millie, Sweetpea and Caroline as they head west on the Oregon Trail. Violent thunderstorms, disease confront them. They stake a claim in Nebraska Territory, land of the Omaha, Arika, Pawnee, Cheyenne, Sioux, Ponca, Kiowa and Arapahoe. A spirit of cooperation develops as all survive hardships of storm, pestilence, and blizzards. They gain respect for nature and each other, in a moving saga of real people.
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Book Description Anchorage Pr, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0876023324