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(c) 1997-2004
Snake Oil Productions, professional variety entertainment and other modern conveniences.

Lauren Muney, proprietress, designer, performer, producer, makeup artist, stitcher, props-fabricator, illustrator

Updated 12/09/2004.

THE BULLET CATCH
Act description: | Safety measures

The 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.

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Lauren Muney and Jim Frank perform the Catch.

firegun.gif (29086 bytes) - 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.

Click the play button below to see a Quicktime sequence of the Bullet Catch!



SAFETY MEASURES
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 non-rainy conditions.
  • The presentation is preferred only as a once-a-day special production.
  • The audience is completely warned about the dangers of firearms.