The Gold Rush

(40 minutes) California 1856. The Gold Rush, which brought people to California from all over the world, is slowly winding down. The Wells Fargo Stagecoach has just come into town and with it, news from the rest of the world. Join sweet Betsy from Pike, Charlotte “Charley” the stage coach driver, Clementine, the miner's daughter, Sewati of the Miwok tribe, Calamity Jane and Angeline the baker as they plot...
(40 minutes) California 1856. The Gold Rush, which brought people to California from all over the world, is slowly winding down. The Wells Fargo Stagecoach has just come into town and with it, news from the rest of the world. Join sweet Betsy from Pike, Charlotte “Charley” the stage coach driver, Clementine, the miner's daughter, Sewati of the Miwok tribe, Calamity Jane and Angeline the baker as they plot to rid their town of a corrupt sheriff...

This script worked well just as it is, but I'll be editing it to make the casting more flexible.
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The Gold Rush

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  • Ky Weeks:
    17 Jan. 2023
    Part Western, part history lesson, and part musical, this play is at once familiar and full of the unexpected. Syran impressively keeps the narrative accessible and entertaining, while also honing the lens in on the darker class distinctions and impacts on colonialism that marked the time period. I can definitely see this play used as a teaching tool for young audiences, that's also an uplifting story for any fan of workers triumphing over the corrupt and powerful.

Development History

  • Commission
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    ASEICA -Valbonne, France
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    2015

Production History

  • High School
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    ASEICA Valbonne, France
    ,
    2015