From his humble beginnings to his improbable end, Elmer McCurdy’s mortal coil did a lot of shufflin’. He pulled on his boots, saddled up his horse, and proceeded to take a long, tragic stumble on the wrong side of the law. From the minute he plopped a ten-dollar Stetson on a five-cent head, it was destined to end with a sharp case of lead poisoning. But for Elmer, dying with his boots on was just the beginning.
If you’re looking for a typical Wild West showdown, well, there you ain’t. If you’re looking for a history lesson, there you ain’t neither.
But head on down to the nimbus spread and we’ll yarn you a yarn of how Grits Crabcake, Li’l Britches, and the most cow-handed, sidewindin’, four flushin’, lowdown, fiddleheaded, green horned, flat-out worst bandit ever came to ruination. And how Elmer done got hisself kilt.
And then, what happened next.
Featuring Derek Dirlam, Song Kim, Sam Landman, Laura Mason, Lily Noonan, and Boo Segersin
Design by Ursula K. Bowden, Jacob M. Davis, Mitchell Frazier, Rubble&Ash, and Sarah Salisbury
Stage Managed by Alyssa Thompson
Dramaturgy by Alex Meyer, Production Management Monique Lindquist
Photos by Emmet Kowler, Copy by Garry Geiken