The Old Cart Wrangler’s Saga

A full-blown, full length, fully baked comic monologue

Written & Directed by Brian Price

Performed by David Ossman

We’ve all seen that lone shopping cart sitting on the edge of a parking lot. Who goes and gets it and brings it home? The cart wrangler, of course.

Brimming with easy humor, fantasy, and wisdom, David Ossman—of Firesign Theatre fame—gives the performance of a lifetime in this theatrical full-length monologue backed by a crack Kansas City jazz trio and recorded before a live audience at
The Brick in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, on June 6, 2018.

Mixing voice, eclectic jazz, and sound effects, this performance breaks sound-art boundaries and may even break your heart.
Available from Blackstone Audio’s Downpour site.
Takes a lot to impress me, but you did it. I can’t think of anyone better than David Ossman to perform this piece. … It is really really good. Like perfect. And in front of a live audience. Oh yeah, and Dwight’s backing was so nice to hear, very fine indeed. … I have to admit, it’s rare I listen to a piece all the way to the end, but you nailed me in the first minute … maybe seconds.
Tom Lopez, ZBS
Parts of this program were released previously on the Loose Wheels and Narrow Necks disc. This performance is entirely new and complete.
The Old Cart Wrangler


• Track 1: In three parts: (45:53)
  • Cart 437 or The Long Way Around
  • Cart 437 2.0
  • Cart 437 3.0 Potemkin
• Track 2: Interview with David Ossman and Brian Price. (29:00)

Live Performance

Performed live at The Brick, Kansas City, MO.
June 6, 2018, 9:00 PM.

Rev. Dwight Frizzell, woodwinds
Julia Thro, guitar
Patrick Alonzo Smith Conway, percussion

PRODUCED BY: Judith Walcott & Jerry Stearns
CD COVER DESIGN: Jerry Stearns

A production of Great Northern Audio Theatre and Otherworld Media

CD Back cover. Photo by Phil Proctor

Back cover photo by Phil Proctor

Original event poster. Design by Jerry Stearns.

Original event poster: The Old Cart Wraingler