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Lewis and Clark as musical comedy? That's the unchartered waters the Vigilante Theatre Company (Bozeman, Montana) proceeded on when undertaking The Clark and Lewis Show; A Colossal Extravaganza on a "Less than Lavish" Scale. The play is "touch of vaudeville and a pinch of pageantry."
The writer and director is Thomas Q. Morris; songs are by Greg Keeler. There are "1-foot 6-inch watermelon-headed Native American Welchmen, who live in the Spirit Mound," and 9-foot tall puppets, designed by Denise Massman. Says Thomas Q.: "The Interpretive Center has their version of what happened, and we have ours."
The Vigilante's Thomas Q. and Rhonda Smith discuss the fluid nature of historical re-creation:
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