Recreating a scene from the Old West, coming to Spring Valley, are actors Adam Lindquist as the reporter, David Stuve as Wyatt Earp, Tom Doroff as Buffalo Bill Cody, Scott McNurlin as Marshall Bat Masterson and Rick Stuve as Pecos Bill. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Recreating a scene from the Old West, coming to Spring Valley, are actors Adam Lindquist as the reporter, David Stuve as Wyatt Earp, Tom Doroff as Buffalo Bill Cody, Scott McNurlin as Marshall Bat Masterson and Rick Stuve as Pecos Bill. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill Cody and Bat Masterson are among the men who will be coming to Spring Valley during the weekend of June 13 and 14 in the play, "In The Company of Legends" thanks to the hard work of the Brave Community Theatre and Debi Neville.

"I saw their play last year and was so impressed I asked them to come to Spring Valley," Neville stated.

The "In The Company of Legends" story centers around a Boston reporter sent west to interview William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and try to dig up some dirt to sell newspapers. Once in Cody's camp, while the reporter meets with Cody, both are surprised by his friends, who shed some light on how they all became legends and why it might be in the reporter's best interest to "just write the facts."

The original one-act play was written by the performers, all southern Minnesota men who have portrayed Old West characters for years on stage and film.

Tom Doroff, who portrays the famous William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, is a perfect look alike. He has won several national competitions for his accurate depiction of the old army scout and showman. His work includes performances for national recording artists as Cody.

Rochester brothers David and Rick Stuve portray Wyatt Earp and Pecos Bill. "You get to experience these men as they were, with stories that are very engaging and entertaining," stated Dave.

"This is one of the few live theater shows that is Old West based and the audiences really connect to it," added Rick. "We bring the audience into the idea of what a legend is and in the end make them legends too."

Pecos Bill adds a touch of humor to the show when the fictional character comes to life. He delights young and old with his antics.

Sticklers for authenticity, the stage is an actual recreation of Cody's camp. All of the stage props and outfits are all also period correct.

"We always have people after the show ask us about the set and our outfits - everything is so accurate that you can't help but feel you have been pulled back in time," stated Adam Lindquist, who portrays the reporter.

Sheriff Scott McNurlin rounds out the cast as Marshall Bat Masterson. "We are very fortunate that we have been able to work together to put on this show for the past years," he said. "The audience reaction is very rewarding and it keeps us energized to keep performing the show."

Performances are Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, both at 7:30 p.m. at Spring Valley Community Center, downtown Spring Valley.

Tickets for the show can be obtained by going online to http://legendsplaywordpress.ticketleap.com/springvalley or calling (507) 744-2846 and leaving your name and number for a return call.

Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, 12 and under.

There will be a "meet the cast" after each performance with dessert and coffee served for a free-will donation.