Even though they originally derive from a specific era in U.S. history, Westerns can transcend time and culture. The genre continues to capture the imaginations of countless people.
Throughout many creative works, images of open frontier and rapid expansion aim to draw people into a world of grandeur and optimism.
There’s also a dangerous element to the west, best represented by the gunslingers, thieves, and other unsavory charactersthat would sooner see you dead than rich.
For the Govenaires’ 88th season, they will dive into the wild side of the west with their 2015 show, Outlaw.
Whether it’s the tense anticipation of a robbery, the explosive surprise of an enemy ambush, or the cold dread of facing a skilled fighter in a showdown, the show’s vignettes will take the audience on an unforgettable ride into the sunset.
Musical selections include:
“Battle Without Honor or Humanity” by Tomoyasu Hotei
“The Magnificent Seven” by Elmer Bernstein
“The Ecstasy of Gold” by EnnioMorricone
“Enemy Guns” by DeVotchKa
“Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin