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All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

The Call of the Wild

adapted from the novel by Jack London
Cast Size: 6 (3M, 3W) with doubling
NOTE: Doubling is intentional and recommended
Keish gold prospector
Carmack gold prospector
Newboy sells papers
Buck a sled dog
Miller Buck's Owner
Manuel Miller’s gardener
Hugo loan shark
Stranger buys Buck
Porter transports Buck
Red Sweater beats Buck
Curly a friendly sled dog
Spitz a cruel sled dog
Sea Captain sea captain
Perrault a mail
Huskies vicious sled dogs
Sol-leks a one-eyed sled dog
Courier mail courier
Dub a sled dog
Manuel Miller’s gardener
Hal gold seeker
Mercedes Hal’s wife
Thornton beloved master
Yeehats Indian tribe
O’Brien fur trapper
Matthewson wealthy man
Jim hired hand
Schneider hired hand
Wolf wolf
Moose the great Beast
Wolves members of the pack
Note: The following roles may be played by the same actor
Actor #1 Buck
Actor #2 Keish, Miller, Sea Captain, Perrault, Husky #2, Thornton, Wolf #5
Actor #3 Carmack, Porter, Spitz, Hal, Schneider, Yeehat #3, Wolf #3
Actor #4 Newsboy, Stranger, Husky #1, Sol-leks, Matthewson, Yeehat #2, Moose, Wolf #2
Actor #5 Manuel, Curly, Husky #4, Dub, O’Brien, Wolf #4
Actor #6 Hugo, Red Sweater, Husky #3, Courier, Mercedes, Jim, Yeehat #1, Wolf

Synopsis

The story of a dog named Buck who is kidnapped from his California home and sold into captivity as a sled dog in Alaska. In order to survive this brutal frontier, Buck must leave behind his civilized ways and rely on instinct alone. Will Buck continue to serve his beloved master Thornton or will he leave Man’s world behind and answer the call of the wild?

Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes

Production History

The Call of the Wild was first produced in 2011 by the Barter Players (Abingdon, VA),Katy Brown, Artistic Director.