Panhandle

Written by Walter Halsey Davis (who played the Old Man), this musical follows one small community in the Texas panhandle that was devastated by a series of catastrophic events around the time of the Great Depression.  Directed by Michael Cohen, cast members included: Erika Bakse, Ben Grubb, Lee Vogt, Ann Fairlie, Bruce Kaplan, Patrick Glenn, Laura Espino, Jean Barnhart, Walter Davis, David Weiner, Joseph O'Loughlin, David Manspeaker, Patricia Long Davis, Paloma George, Peter Weiss.

The Old Man talkiing with the WPA man
The Old Man talkiing with the WPA man
Pa & Sis in the kitchen
Pa & Sis in the kitchen
 

 

Clara sings the joys of spring.
Clara sings the joys of spring.

A gift from Orin
A gift from Orin
Clyde has lost his home.
Clyde has lost his home.
 

News on the new radio.
News on the new radio.
Preacher leads song
Preacher leads song

Clyde takes job as policeman.
Clyde takes job as policeman.
Townspeople try lyning judge
Townspeople try lyning judge
Orin wrongly imprisoned
Orin in prison
Having a baby!
Having a baby!
Setting off for Bonus March
Setting off for Bonus March
No news from Orin
No news from Orin
Angry farmers sing "40 Acre Farm"
Angry farmers sing "40 Acre Farm"
Nase injured; Clyde returns .
Nase injured; Clyde returns .
Town ladies & Sis at picnic
Town ladies & Sis at picnic
Nase courting Sis
Nase courting Sis
Orin's land foreclosed upon.
Orin's land foreclosed upon.
Some got rich off it all.
Some got rich off the tragedy.
Nase is down & out. Ma shares an apple.
Nase is down & out. Ma shares an apple.
Scarf-covered faces during horrible dust storms.
Scarf-covered faces during horrible dust storms.
Walter, the Old Man
None left for WPA to help.

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