In The Devil's Frying Pan

In The Devil's Frying Pan

a play with music

Official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project

book and lyrics by Lori Vander Maten

Music by Kevin Glenn


Awards and Productions:

  • World-premiere: Desert Foothills Theatre, 2012

  • Official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project

Who in their right mind would move to Arizona in pre-air conditioning days?

The answer is a hardy mix of saints and sinners, of rascals and renegades who looked at the rugged western terrain and saw not dust, and cactus and dangerous critters, but opportunity.  In The Devil's Frying Pan invites the men and women who settled pre-territorial Arizona tell their stories in their own words, and takes the audience on a ride through the wild west as it really was.  The product of a year and a half of research in archives throughout Arizona, this play with music pays tribute to those who came before and laid the foundation upon which the 48th state of the Union was built.  

One Set.  22-50 Characters.  Can be broken into smaller segments, or produced in its entirety,