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Dead Man's Shoes

by Joseph Zettelmaier

Dead Man's Shoes

Directed by


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Winner of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award

The year is 1883. The notorious outlaw Injun Bill Picote has escaped from prison, along with a hard-luck drunk named Froggy. The unlikely partners endure trials and bizarre misadventures as they set out to right a terrible wrong in this outrageous new dark comedy about life, friendship and vengeance in the Wild West. As Bill’s past catches up with him, and Froggy helps him discover his long-ignored conscience, a question arises: Is the hope of a better life stronger than the need to avenge the death of a friend? What starts out as a sweeping epic tale boils down to an incredibly funny, insightful and deeply personal journey for two men… and a pair of shoes. From the writer of And The Creek Don’t Rise and It Came From Mars comes a new American Western. A co-production with Performance Network Theatre.


Creative Team


  • 2012 Pulsar Award, Best Original Script, Joseph Zettelemaier
  • 2012 Wilde Award, Best New Script, Joseph Zettelmaier
  • 2012 Thespie Award, Best World Premiere Show, Joseph Zettelmaier
  • 2012 Thespie Special Mention, Aral Gribble for his Off-Beat Comedic Excellence
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