Bastrop Opera House Presents

The Seventh Annual Bobby Jenkins Scholarships Fundraiser


Unable to seat a jury in Columbus to try Jim Townsend for murder because of the infamous Stafford-Townsend feud of Colorado County, the trial was transferred to Bastrop.  It did not take long for the feud to spill over into Bastrop when young lawyer Arthur  Burford was ambushed and murdered on Main Street.  


A Blood Feud Comes to Bastrop:  

The Killing of Arthur Burford

Bastrop, Texas January 15, 1900


Directed by Chester Eitze and Sarah Loucks


Written by David F. Bragg

Assisted by Sam Damon

Edited by Kenneth Kesselus


The audience will be the jury.  Come help decide guilt or innocence in

The State of Texas v. Walter Reese


Friday April 23, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20

Saturday April 24, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20

Sunday April 25, 2021


2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20


We regret that this year we are unable to have a dinner theater due to the Covid restrictions.


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If you wish to consider sponsoring a show, please contact David Bragg at 512-496-9031

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