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 friend.
Jane Withersteen (soprano)-A faithful Mormon woman-early 30s, owner of the sprawling Withersteen ranch and herd, as well as the spring which supplies water to the town of Cottonwoods.
John Lassiter (bass baritone, age-late 30s) Hardened Texas gunfighter on a quest to find his lost sister Millie Erne
Judkins (in his 50s) a faithful ranch hand working the Withersteen Ranch
Bess Erne (soprano) –late teens. Young woman –ward of Bishop Dyer
Bishop Dyer (bass) The leader of the local Mormon Church and most powerful man in Cottonwoods.
Small men’s chorus-Tull’s men and Bishop’s parishioners.