Dallas Theater Center


An American Tall Tale

SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 22, 2016 Wyly Theatre

2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


Set in the Old West with an unforgettable, soulful score, this world-premiere musical comedy written by Kirsten Childs (FLY) tells the tale of Isabella “Bella” Patterson, a young black woman in late 19th Century America. When Bella boards a train west to reunite with her Buffalo soldier sweetheart, she encounters the most colorful and lively characters ever to roam the Western plains. Bullets and fists will fly, heads and hearts will break, but—blessed with a big heart, and a voluptuous figure—Bella will breeze on through it all.

World Premiere produced in association with Playwrights Horizons, New York.

Book, Lyrics and Music by KIRSTEN CHILDS
Directed by ROBERT O’HARA
Choreographed by CAMILLE A. BROWN

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