House of the Rising Sun
The western frontier was rugged, harsh and, often times,
not too friendly for women. With few jobs available to them, other
than teachers, clerks, mothers and wives, some of them chose to use
their womanly charms in order to make a living.
These women, or “soiled doves”, could be seen working the
saloons and bordellos throughout the American west.
entered this life not of their own free will but were subjected to
it by family members as a means of raising much needed cash to pay
for food, liquor or, in some of the worst cases, the basic
necessities of life.
The House of the Rising Sun is the story of a young girl
who, against her will and that of her mother, is sold by her own
father to a madam adding to her stable of women offering their
sexual favors to the cowboy with the right price.
Two very separate worlds collide and the young girl in our
story is forced into a life not of her choosing. The results are
explosive and the consequences severe.
View a video of the House of the Rising
Sun Show at Festival of the West