• Jul 21 Saturday
  • Jun 01 Friday
    7 pm
  • Jun 02 Saturday
    6 pm


$5 General

About the Event

On the night Buster Keaton, scouting locations for his film "The General," first comes to Cottage Grove, the town erupts with excitement. A cast of locals wonders what Buster's arrival will mean for them, while Frances, pianist for the local movie house, faces the biggest decision of her life. Written by a Cottage Grove local and peppered with Cottage Grove history, Waiting for Buster looks back at the 1920s, showing that as times have changed, deep down people are very much the same.

Event Cast & Participants

Martha Watson 40s, owner of The Arcade Theater

Owen Watson 20, theater projectionist and Martha's son

Frances 20, pianist for the theater

Helen 20, Frances’ best friend

Uncle Frank 40s, Frances' uncle

Harry Barnes 30s, Hollywood producer and lead man for Buster Keaton

Home Galloway city councilman

Berk Homer’s right-hand man

Juanita Chapelle leader of anti-Hollywood protests

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