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Jane’s Aria (Opens act 2 scene 1)

Morning on the Withersteen ranch. A church service in the town below is in progress. We hear a hymn: PARISHIONERS The sun need never ask to rise The moon and stars content to share the sky In Heav’n on earth … Continue reading

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Cast List

RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Cast in order of appearance Elder Tull (baritone, age early 40s) -A powerful and ruthless Mormon elder interested in marrying Jane. Bern Venters (tenor, mid 20s) –A Gentile. Jane Withersteen’s head ranch hand and good … Continue reading

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Synopsis

  Riders of the Purple Sage Outline and Synopsis Act 1 Scene 1 There is a brief prelude that is wide in scope (western and grand) conflicted with a good love theme. It does not end but rather segues into … Continue reading

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