The Biggest Thief in Town

September 2009

The Biggest Thief in Town, written by Montrose born Dalton Trumbo in 1949, is a bitingly funny, thinly disguised portrayal of actual people and events in Trumbo’s long-time home of  Grand Junction (“Shale City”) in the late 1920’s – early 30’s. The story revolves around the undertaker who, learning that the town’s wealthiest citizen is on his deathbed, wants to get the funeral job and profiable casket sale.   Together with his drinking buddy, the town doctor, they devise schemes with hilarious consequences.

Director Ciel Bottomly, Assistant Director Margie Ferguson