Kelli Bland. Photo by Kimberley Mead.

Kelli Bland. Photo by Kimberley Mead.


Murder Ballad Murder Mystery

By Elizabeth Doss
Directed by Dustin Wills
Presented by the VORTEX and Tutto Theatre Company


Murder Ballad Murder Mystery unearths a host of dank and dirty bayou bandits whose names once marauded headlines, wanted posters, and LP sleeves. Watch these corpses whittle out new murder tools to make mincemeat of fair maidens and turn your sweetest dream into your worst nightmare. This psychedelic bluegrass symphonic romp through the swamp spins infamous southern-gothic tales of torture and true crime into a circus massacre of whodunits. A blast from the past straight up from the grave.


Alex Cogburn, Andy Tindall, Ben Schave, Cami Alys Frederic, Content Love Knowles, Elizabeth Doss, Emily Tindall, Florinda Bryant, Hilah Johnson, Kelli Bland, Mark Stewart, Phillip Emanuel Smith, and Robert Pierson.


Directed by Dustin Wills, Scenic Design by Lisa Laratta, Lighting Design by Megan M. Reilly, Costume Design by Kim H. Ngo. Production photos by Kimberley Mead.

Funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.