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wild west mischeif

Also called "Cantankerous Kate Returns"


Wild West shows were pretty much traveling vaudeville performances that existed from 1870 to roughly 1920. The shows started as theatrical stage productions and evolved into open-air shows romanticized Heroes and Villains of the old west. And usually included wild animals that existed in the American West. While some of the storylines and characters were based on historical events, others were exaggerated and sensationalized.

This Melodrama is the story of the last days of the Wild West Shows in America. We follow the exploits of the Cantankerous Kate Wild West Extravaganza. With her protegee Rhoda Horse ... who knows what trouble they will get into as the Wild West returns to Europe in 1902 with a run in London, capped by a visit from King Edward VII and the future King George V. The Wild West show traveled throughout Britain performing in nearly every city large enough to support it and then finished with a two-month tour of France, Italy, Austria, Romania, the Ukraine, Bohemia, Germany, before coming back to the good old U S of A.

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CAST: 8F / 7M plus a piano player and several optional extras

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