Category: The Desperate Characters of Mercer County

A theatrical work of puppetry and object manipulation by Jenna Ann MacGillis. Set in frontier-era Missouri, Desperate Characters traces the lives of MacGillis’ ancestors as they navigate terrain all-too-familiar to the canon of American folk balladry: alcohol, gambling, murder, farms, banks, family, and God. For this story, I arranged traditional tunes and composed a few original pieces. The show will premiere at San Diego’s first Fringe Festival July 5-7, 2013.

First track from DCMC

My score for The Desperate Characters of Mercer County is finally finished. We’ll have CDs for sale at the show June 5-7th, and also online via bandcamp. Until then, here’s the first track…

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