The weekend of the Radium Headbanger Festival, and for two nights only, the Horsethief Creek Pub will be transformed into The Shootout Saloon, and there is trouble a brewing. Pick your night and get your tickets as soon as they go on sale!
Sunday November 4, 6:00-8:30 (To be confirmed)
Tuesday November 6, 6:00-8:30 (To be confirmed)
Ticket is for entry to show. Event menu and full bar service available at time of event.
Welcome to the Shootout Saloon
The Shootout Saloon sits at the junction of the only three ways in … and out … of Horse Thief Valley. Bandits call The Shootout Saloon the best place to meet up after a robbery to split the loot. Bounty Hunters, hunting for a head with a price on it, call the saloon a good place to start. Horse thieves call The Shootout home.
Tonight an uneasy alliance of horse wranglers are gathering at the Saloon. Notorious horse thief, Rusty Spurs, has called a parley. He has a plan that will make them all rich. If they work together. Rusty’s plan is to steal horses from the Mounties and horses from the Natives and blame each incident on the other. What could go wrong?
Sweet Sadie Jane is singing at the Shootout tonight. Sadie showed up at The Junction a couple of weeks ago searching for the dirty skunk who used to be her boyfriend. The varmint stole her cash and her heart then headed for the hills. At least, that’s what Sadie says.
Jackpot Jackson, an alcoholic miner, slouches at the bar, drowning his sorrows and trying to forget the terrible accident he witnessed two years ago. He’s not doing a very good job of it. His heart is filled with bitterness, his pockets are filled with dust and his valise is filled with dynamite.
Racing into town on the heels of disaster comes the Express Stagecoach. Calamity Kate, who rides shotgun, tells of a rockslide closing the road to the north. The horses were thrown into a panic and the stagecoach driver was thrown under their hooves as they broke away. Calamity is looking for a new driver.
Rumours have it that the infamous outlaw Quick Draw Guffaw was spotted bursting across the river just before it flooded, closing the road to the west. Other rumours tell of The Blasting Bandits charging into the valley. These notorious train robbers blow up bridges and roads to stop the trains carrying gold or payrolls from getting through … and then they rob them.
Hot on the trail of The Blasting Bandits, are a pair of deadly bounty hunters, two brothers, known as Dead Eye and The Devil who blaze into town bearing news of a wildfire closing the south, and final road access to The Junction.
Welcome to the Shootout Saloon, where everyone is waiting for a way out of town.
At least the telegraph is still working … for now.
In late September we will start the casting process for five acting roles:
1) Dead Eye & the Devil – brothers & infamous bounty hunters (one actor, two parts)
2): Rusty Spurs: Notorious Horse Thief
3) Sweet Sadie Jane: Saloon Singer
4) Jackpot Jackson: Alcoholic Miner
5) Calamity Kate: Stagecoach Shotgun Guard
This murder mystery story has been custom written by Columbia Valley local Juanita Rose Violini through her company The Mystery Factory. Find their website at https://mysteryfactory.com/