Brokeback Mountain

Production Details


Ennis del Mar, bass baritone
Jack Twist, tenor
Aguirre (trail boss), bass
Alma Beers (Ennis' wife), soprano
Mrs. Beers (Alma's mother), mezzo
Lureen (Jack's wife), mezzo
Hogboy (Lureen's father), bass
John Twist Sr. (Jack's father), tenor
Mrs. Twist (Jack's mother), alto
Bartender, alto
Saleswoman, alto
Townspeople (including Cowboy) – SATB (16 max)
Brief non singing appearances by Bill Jones and two Del Mar daughters

Scene Breakdown

May be performed without an intermission

Act I
Scene 1                                 1963, Aguirre's trailer
Scene 2                                  Bar, Old Longhorn
Scene 3                                  On the mountain
Scene 4                                  Main camp, four days later
Scene 5                                  Main camp, next day sunset
Scene 6                                  Main camp, next morning
Scene 7                                  Dress shop
Scene 8                                  Lower main camp, twilight
Scene 9                                  Next morning, first light
Scene 10                                Farm machinery salesroom, Texas
Scene 11                                1967, interior Alma and Ennis's apartment in Riverton

Act II
Scene 1                                  1967, Del Mar apartment
Scene 2                                  Motel Siesta
Scene 3                                  Six or seven years later, Del Mar apartment
Scene 4                                  Farm machinery salesroom, Texas
Scene 5                                  Del Mar apartment
Scene 6                                  Thanksgiving, Alma and Bill's dining room and kitchen
Scene 7                                  1983, in the mountains, late afternoon
Scene 8                                  Early autumn, downtown Riverton, in front of post office
Scene 9                                  Twist kitchen
Scene 10                                Jack's bedroom
Scene 11                                Ennis's trailer


Piccolo (doubles Flute 3)
2 Flutes
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets
Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
4 Horns
2 Trumpets
3 Trombones
2 or 3 Percussion (Xylophone., 5-octave Marimba, Vibraphone, Deep Bass Drum, 4 drums, Guiro)
Strings (e.g. 10-8-6-6-4, or more)

Version for 24 players

Flute (doubles piccolo)
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon (doubles contra)
Saxophone Quartet (SATB)
2 Horns
Trumpet (C)
2 Percussion (Vibraphone, Xylophone,  4 drums, very deep Bass Drum, Guiro)
Piano (a robust instrument with a resonant bass and brilliant upper register)
Strings (players): 1-1-1-2-1