Once Upon a Texas is a book of eight short plays. The first seven skits give a fictional but more or less true picture of what life was like in Stephen F. Austin's original colony from its earliest settlers to the establishment of the Republic of Texas. The eighth short play depicts the fanciful "invention" of the Lone Star State by its most famous folklore character, Pecos Bill, and his wild bronco, Widow-maker.Texas Between the Rivers: A humorous tale about Stephen F. Austin's very first settlers. Texas by Any Other Name: A colorful account of the naming of Texas. A Capital Idea: A humorous look at Austin's problems in choosing the site of his capital. It Takes a Heap of Lovin': A specialty number in choreographed mime and hoe-down dance as pioneers build a log cabin. Life in the Country: A poignant dramatic portrayal of the fear of the wild and the daily struggle for food. Those Revolting Texians: A dramatic portrayal of events of the Texas Revolution. Three-Legged Willie: A humorous look at the first district court in the Republic of Texas. Pecos Bill and the Texas Stars: An action-packed comedy in which Pecos Bill invents Texas.
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- Type of Show Collection
- Product Code O94000
- Cast Size 5
- Pages 44
- Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 160 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Community Theatre
- Genre Comedy | Drama
- ISBN(13) 9780886802387
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