Cowboy Poetry Meets Native American Folklore!
The shortest night of summer might be short, but it ain’t dull,
At least not if the Spider King has any say at all.
He’s got himself a potion that sticks love into the eyes
Of any livin’ critter he sees fit to mesmerize.
Initially, he seeks revenge upon the Spider Queen,
But his heart melts when love-struck Helen comes upon the scene.
He sends Coyote out to make her Douglass love her back,
But when it comes to orneriness, Coyote’s got the knack.
He casts the spell on little brother Lester by mistake,
Which nearly causes Henrietta’s jilted heart to break.
She's stunned that Lester could betray a girl so soft and sweet,
But she would rather go down shootin' than admit defeat.
A subplot sprouts when Pete decides to mount a tragic play
That’s fit to show the Mayor’s bride upon their weddin’ day.
He gives the hero’s part to Nick, who’s too big for his britches,
While Frank, the leading lady, has a wig that’s hot and itches.
The cast is so inept, it’s funny, so Coyote thinks,
And he decides to show the hero just how much it stinks.
When Nick gets riled and wanders off to “water that there trunk,”
Coyote casts a spell that changes Nick into a skunk.
Abandoned by his buddies, Nick’s befriended by—You guessed it!—Spider Queen, who wakes up feeling more than just well rested.
A single word from Nick and she forgets about her nose.
She’s stuck on him like stink... Well, you know how the sayin’ goes.
Untanglin’ this mess by now seems hopeless, when in fact,
It all gets ironed out before they start the final act.
The boys put on their tragic farce, of course. It can’t be missed,
But not without a hitch—This version has a little twist.
Flexible Cast of 24 ~ Full Length
Ideal for Schools & Community Theatres.