by Joe Laredo



Shooting Rapids combines a number of true stories centred around Niagara Falls in the second half of the 19th century, when lives were risked for a few dollars – or for the chance of immortality.

This play is linked with SHOOTING GAME – two one-act plays based on true events that use the same actors and can be performed successively or separately



ELIZABETH                             about 8

CHARLES                                her brother, 16

JULIA                                       their mother, about 40

HENRY                                    their father, about 45

MRS WEBB                             about 40

1st YOUNG MAN                      27

2nd YOUNG MAN                     about 30

PLATT D. BABBITT                 about 55

REPORTER                             woman, 20-55

PHOTOGRAPHER                   man, 20-55



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