In Doris Baizley’s unusual fantasy, the year is 2076, the nation’s Tri-Centennial. Guns are outlawed, and the last seven surviving weapons are in captivity and on display in the city zoo. The weapons come to life as we hear stories from Billy the Kid’s Colt .45, Andrew Jackson’s dueling pistol, a retired military rifle, a backwoods hunting rifle, a playful plastic toy gun, an unfinished nuclear handgun, and a flashy Saturday Night Special. In plotting and executing their escape, they see for the first time what they were really made for and why they can never be free. Book by Doris Baizley and Harry Aguado.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Edward Asner as Military Rifle
Tyne Daly as Saturday Night Special
Bruce French as The Guard
Robert David Hall as Ensemble
Tommy Hicks as Colt 45
Ella Joyce as XX2000
Marnie Mosiman as Dueling Pistol
James Reeder as Hunter
Yeardley Smith as Toy Gun
Original music by Harry Aguado.
Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in June of 1997.