Snake Oil Productions,
professional variety entertainment and other modern conveniences.
proprietress, designer, performer, producer, makeup artist,
stitcher, props-fabricator, illustrator
Act description: | Safety measures
Bullet Catch is a classic presentation of an age-old
event. Since the seventeenth century, entertainers and stunt
performers have been attempting this death-defying feat; it
has been rumored that 12 people have died since the recording
of these attempts. This show is not performed
lightly. This show can be performed as Renaissance, Western,
Black-Tie, or almost any costume appearance.
Lauren Muney and Jim Frank perform the Catch.
In full view of the audience, Lauren loads an authentic black-powder weapon
- Jim invites a gentleman from the audience to inscribe on a lead ball, which is then
loaded into the gun, and all precautionary measures are taken
- Jim takes his place on the far edge of the stage, and raises a ceramic plate between
himself and the gun
- After priming the gun and taking careful aim, Lauren fires the gun
- BAM! The gun fires, the plate breaks, and we see who is left standing
Every movement is designed for
safety and for the audience's excitement.
This show has been performed for 8 full years without accident.
the play button below to see a Quicktime sequence of the Bullet
For all performances and performance locations:
- There must be
a solid wall behind the performers at all times.
- No 360-degree
staging at all. Period.
- If the stage
platform is not large enough, the perfomers will arrange how to
proceed with staging.
- Due to using
black-powder weapons, this production is performed only in
presentation is preferred only as a once-a-day special
- The audience is
completely warned about the dangers of firearms.