Covered wagon travel may have been a bit uncomfortable for Western settlers centuries ago—you know, all bumpy and dusty without seats that recline with the touch of a button. Then there was that whole problem with death and disease and the like.
But times have changed.
Coolwater Creek Events in Meridian provides adventurous theater-goers the opportunity to bask in the days of the Old West. Every Friday through Aug. 31, attendees can hop aboard a covered wagon and meander the frontier "town" of Coolwater along Mirror Lake.
After soaking in the atmosphere of spurs and gun slingers for a bit, attendees can nosh on a full buffet dinner of marinated tri-tip and barbecue chicken by H&M Meats and Catering before settling in for the Western Action Adventure Show.
The play, Is True Love a Con or Am I Just Too Far Gone?, is an original farce written by Bob LaVelle and directed by Larry Dennis.
It tells the tale of a young lady trying to decipher whether her suitors are after her love or just love her money. The family friendly show is more Rocky Horror than high theater—audience members function as townspeople and are encouraged to boo, cheer and hiss.
Reservations are required for the show and can be made by phone. Wagons roll at 6 p.m. for dinner guests and 7 p.m. for the show only. Guests can expect to head back to civilization about 9:15 p.m. Group discounts are also available.