The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

by Jethro Compton
based on the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson

directed by Richard Pettibone

September 16,17 22,23,24 30,October 1,2 7,8 2016

A classic tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. A young scholar travels into the Wild West in search of a new life, only to end up beaten and left for dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees by notorious outlaw Liberty Valance. A local girl gives him purpose in this broken land. But when Valance returns to finish what he started, he must make the choice: turn and run or stand and fight... and become The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.



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Cast List

Ransome Foster Jim Dietter


Bert Barricune Mark Feltch


Hallie Jackson Alison Bernhardt


Jim "Reverend" Mosten Gary Cook


Liberty Valance Francis A. Daley


The Marshal Jonathan Ross


Jake Dowitt Tom Libonate


Townsfolk/Outlaw John Bolster


Townsfolk/Outlaw Rufus De Rham


Narrator (Voice) Robert Vaughn



Production Staff

Director Richard Pettibone

Assistant Director Sonnie Osborne

Stage Manager Kathy Bolster

Composer Jonny Sims

Guitar John Bolster

Costume Design Lesley Neilson-Bowman

Set Design Scott Wyshynski

Builders Rich Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski, Frank Russo, Jay & Jared Novicky, Sonnie Osborne, John Bolster, Glenn Couture, Mark Feltch, Arnold Daley

Lighting Design Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski

Sound Design Richard Pettibone, Tom Libonate

Props & Painting Glenn R. Couture

Running Crew Steve Larson

House Managers Mary Kimball, Christine Daley, Jill Pace

Publicist Tom Libonate

Photography Ghostlight Photography

Web Site Print Plus Design, LLC

Producer Richard Pettibone


Special Thanks

• Kevin Sosbe • Suzi Pettibone • Brian Gleissner • Hunter Pettibone • Jan Desiato • Cocktails & Curtain Calls with Matt Austin and Elizabeth Young • Jethro Compton • Jonny Sims • Oli Gordon • Sarah Wolf • Sarah Weber • Bette Lou Emmons • FM97.3 WZBG Backstage with Johnny O


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