“All My Children” star Walt Willey will make a trip to the Wild West for a night to remember, portraying the infamous James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok onstage as Soapfest returns to Marco Island Nov. 9-11.
“We find Hickok in the infamous No. 10 Saloon in Deadwood, where he has been trapped somewhere between heaven and hell since his murder there,” says Pat Berry, organizer of Soapfest. “Believing if he tells the audience his true story he will be released from his personal purgatory, Hickok relates his humble beginnings in Illinois, his experience with the ‘underground railroad,’ his time in the Civil War, his legendary gunfights, his love for women, and his adventures with ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody, ‘Calamity Jane’ Cannery, and ‘Colorado’ Charley Utter.
“ A dramatic, funny, and poignant evening …”
Willey premiered the show on Marco Island in March to rave reviews, according to Berry.
On Nov. 9, the show will play in Rose History Auditorium, located at the Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S. Heathwood Drive, at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $25.
Soapfest began 12 years ago when a small group of actors from “Guiding Light” came to Marco Island to help us raise funds for the Marco Island Film Festival.
After the festival ended in 2004, Soapfest evolved into an annual weekend of fundraisers with soap stars benefitting local children's charities.
For a complete Soapfest schedule, go to www.soapfest.com.