Old West history and legend are humorously and imaginatively blended to make a powerful statement about the conflict between personal greed and compassion for others. Set in the historic California Gold Rush, this character-driven comedy brings together Ben Halladay, "King of the Stage Lines," and a notorious highwayman known as Black Bart the PO8 ("the poet"). Bart was a "forty-niner" who failed to find riches in the gold fields and turned to robbing Halladay's stagecoaches. Their ensuing misadventures reveal to both that "Gold fever can make a man mad!" Gold Fever was originally developed for audiences in fourth through eighth grade, but its characters, story, and plottingeven its elements of participationwill appeal to all ages.
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- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code G96000
- Cast Size 4
- Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 60 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
- Genre Comedy