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Next Sunday: “Bound For the Promised Land”

This year, the Old Courthouse Players follow the paths of three St. Louisans who journeyed to the West…

As always, NiNi and Sheila Harris have prepared a script taken straight from the words of the historical figures themselves. Figures with surprising St. Louis connection in the play include Buffalo Bill Cody, who met his future wife and city native Louisa Frederici in St. Louis’ Frenchtown district, to German-American Otto Barby, whose path to becoming an Oklahoma land baron began in south St. Louis.

Those with any doubts about the entertainment offered by a historical radio-style play should note that this will be the Old Courthouse Players’ first play to make use of sound effects.¬† Perhaps¬† also the players themselves will draw at least one person; the cast includes Michael Allen, Jennifer Clark, Doug Dunphy, Jennifer Halla, Joan Hempen, Annette Hudson, John Knoll, Bob Officer, Craig Schmid and Debbie Wheeler.

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