It’s 1914 at the Potter home in the rural community of Crossroads, which serves as family residence, doctor’s office, boarding house, and telephone exchange. For Grandpa, a crusty, retired hellfire-and-brimstone minister; his daughter, Miss Eva, widow of a country doctor who’s practicing medicine without a license; Eva’s imaginative and restless teenage daughter Nell; trusted handyman Lomax; and schoolteacher/switchboard operator Lavinia, life is pretty humdrum. That is, until a train carrying Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show derails nearby. Suddenly there are buffaloes in the cornfields and cowboys and Indians roaming through the neighborhood. A handsome refugee from the wreck arrives at the Potter home and quickly turns things upside down, leading all to confront their dreams.
Cast: 3 male, 3 female. Unit set. Fifteen original songs. Scored for four-piece musical ensemble. Optional accompaniment CD available. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes. Premier: June-July, 2003 at Blowing Rock Stage Company, Blowing Rock, NC.
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