Law Of The Land by Peter Anderson


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Law Of The Land by Peter Anderson

First produced in 1982, this updated 2018 version of Law of the Land is a fast-paced musical farce about energy projects set in a fictional BC town where cowboys fall in love with environmentalists, crows wax philosophical, and the animals put man on trial. On the eve of the Grand Opening of the Black Creek Coal-Fired Power Plant, the Minister of Energy and Mines brings a delegation from Russia, China and the USA to tour the plant (and do a little hunting on the side). But some folks are not happy about it: Clara’s ranch sits right next door, and she isn’t moving, even though her ranch hands have long since gone to work for the new plant. Hattie the scientist is worried about fluorine levels but no one is listening. Brenda the police officer is busy unravelling a terrorist plot, while Beaver, Cougar, and Deer are having nervous breakdowns. It’s a recipe for a referendum! Add two luckless ranch hands, the Lone Ranger, and a wily old Coyote with a plan…. and you get an Energy Crisis of epic proportions.

Keywords: environment, energy, coal, farce, comedy, musical, political satire, coyotes, commedia, land, cowboys, cowgirls

Running Time: 120 minutes

Male Cast: 6

Female Cast: 6

Double Cast: 3

Musicians: 4

Music for Script: Contact the Playwright

Suitable for School Productions: Students 10+

Maximum Number of Roles: 15

Minimum Number of Roles: 12