Rattlesnake is inspired by the life of Colorado pioneer woman Rattlesnake Kate, who infamously and death-defyingly encountered a rattlesnake migration in the 1920's. This collection of songs recounts stories from her life, extracted from a 40-year love letter correspondence she kept with Colonel Charles D. Randolph, aka Buckskin Bill.
Neyla Pekarek has been commissioned by the DCPA Theatre Company to develop Rattlesnake into a full-fledged musical with the help of script writer Karen Hartman and local dramaturg Heidi Schmidt. The Denver Center will provide her with full technical, workshop and other support. Read more about the exciting endeavor at DenverCenter.org.