The Debate Over Courtney O’Connell of Columbus, Nebraska

by Mat Smart

directed by Gil D. Reyes

September 8 and 9, 2011
Land of Tomorrow Gallery

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She was your first.

She was your best.

You blew it.

What if you could fix it? What if you needed just one shot to state your case and win her back? Well, in Columbus, Nebraska my friend, the law is on your side. Thanks to a nineteenth century ordinance of macabre origin, any man can demand a public hearing to dispute his “first love’s” impending marriage to another man. Thirty minutes, two suitors, one civil debate - a woman’s heart hangs in the balance.

In Act 2, we travel back in time to 1894. In this fever dream of a prequel, a woman battles for her independence so that, one day, Courtney won't have to.

Cast and Crew
Scooner Eli Keel
James Drew Cash
Thomas Zachary Burrell
Courtney O'Connell Leah Roberts


Also featuring
Shirley Sarah East
Hank Jeremy Sapp


Lighting Designer Rachel Szymanski
Stage Manager Angela Bell
Choreographer Robert McFarland
Venue and Tickets

September 8 and 9, 8:00pm

Land of Tomorrow Gallery

The Land of Tomorrow (LOT) is a beautiful new gallery space at 3rd and Broadway in downtown Louisville. The space in located in the St. Francis Building, 233 W. Broadway. Check out their website for more information about the space.

Tickets are $15.

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