Written and Directed by Judith Present
July 23,24, 30, 31 at 7:30 p.m.
July 25, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.
170 East Front Street
Hancock, NY 13783
Take a ride in the country to where the Delaware River begins and fishing and theatre go together in Hancock, NY. This long awaited Play "Pioneer Women" will have you laughing and crying as it brings to life a time and place in American History that paved the way for Manifest Destiny. And whether it was right or not people came no matter what the dangers and there were many, especially for women. For some there was tragedy, for others joy and even though they knew it could go either way, they came looking for love, careers, land, a better life, and some for the shear love of adventure. With great western music and good stories, these ladies will tell you just how the west was really won. Once again Ms. Present along with assistant director Bonnie Deforest and Ernest Schenk's set design brings to the Capitol Theatre stage something enjoyable, meaningful and unique. Our cast: Judy McMahon, Carolyn Christy-Boyden, Talia Saraceno, Kellyann Garcia, Bonnie DeForest, Andrea Odell, Maryann Johnson, and last but not least John Carey.
This is the story of a group of pioneer woman, who together, through thick and thin crossed the vast prairies, deserts and mountains to make their way to Californi-a. Some stopped off along the way and others kept on going. Without men they managed to make it through Indian attacks, drought, child bearing, and hunger. They were needed in the west to civilize the men folk, many who hadn't seen a woman in years. But they came with the strength to hold any feller up, and the spirit of survival. They were doctors, teachers, writers, mothers, cooks, brides and prostitutes. They added salt to the peppery WEST.
Great acting, Great music, and Great Stories