The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains – Presented by City-Lit Theatre

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

City-Lit Theatre

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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

by Owen Wister

A world premiere adaptation of Owen Wister’s novel that originated the archetype of the American cowboy.  Never named, rough-hewn but soft-spoken, living on the frontier between nature and civilization, the Virginian pursues his own singular code of honor.  On a ranch near Sunk Creek, Wyoming, the cowpuncher from Virginia  struggles to uphold this code in conflict with his deadly enemy, a former ranch hand turned rustler, as well as in his courting of the fiercely independent schoolmarm, whose own personal code is as strong as his.  City Lit’s adaptation will feature giant puppets as the horses in the story, a few of whom are important minor characters, to be designed by Von Orthal Puppets, creator of the puppets that represented the gods in City Lit’s world premiere translation of  Aeschylus’s PROMETHEUS BOUND two seasons ago.

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