Gut

FULL LENGTH: It's 1822. A fur trader named Alexis St Martin gets shot (on accident) and ends up with an open wound in his chest, opening directly to his stomach. His doctor, William Beaumont, uses him and his wound to conduct studies on digestion for the next 11 years. And yes, this really happened. It was wild. Plus, there’s a framing device of a bunch of other fur traders telling each other this story...
FULL LENGTH: It's 1822. A fur trader named Alexis St Martin gets shot (on accident) and ends up with an open wound in his chest, opening directly to his stomach. His doctor, William Beaumont, uses him and his wound to conduct studies on digestion for the next 11 years. And yes, this really happened. It was wild. Plus, there’s a framing device of a bunch of other fur traders telling each other this story and acting it out while they travel. It’s a ride.
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Gut

Character Information

  • FRANCOIS XAVIER
    Late 30s - 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Man
    The leader of the voyageurs; the guide. Narrates the story. He’s been a voyageur for many years. He knows the waterways and routes like second nature. Warm, wise, in tune with the quiet of nature and the inner workings of people.
  • JEAN
    20s - 30s,
    Any
    ,
    Man
    Plays Beaumont in the story. Maybe a bit ambitious, doesn’t quite connect with the others. More heady and intellectual, in a stoic way.
  • GIGI
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Man
    Plays Alexis in the story. The youngest, quietest member of the group. He’s new to being a voyageur. He has to learn how.
  • BERNARD
    20s - 30s,
    Any
    ,
    Man
    Rambunctious and fun-loving. The stereotypical idea of voyageurs as singing, smoking, drinking, hard-working
    folk. Inseparable from Edouard, like brothers. They poke each other, they hang on each other. When they fight, it’s sharp, tender, and easily forgotten.
  • EDOUARD
    20s - 30s,
    Any
    ,
    Man
    Rambunctious and fun-loving. The stereotypical idea of voyageurs as singing, smoking, drinking, hard-working
    folk. Inseparable from Bernard, like brothers. They poke each other, they hang on each other. When they fight, it’s sharp, tender, and easily forgotten.