COAL MINING IN LOS ANGELES

Butcher Holler Here We Come!

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(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) APRIL 1, 2019

RE: NYC’S AZTEC ECONOMY MAKES WEST COAST PREMIER AT HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019

(Los Angeles, CA) The Award-Winning (BroadwayWorld 2017 Outstanding Original Script), Nationally-touring, original production of Butcher Holler Here We Come by Casey Wimpee makes its West-Coast premier at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival, with the original New York City cast, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. Synopsis: 1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unravelling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Brutally weaving through family histories, complicated friendships, crooked politics, childhood visions, audacious hopes, eerie dreams, criminal addictions, and fervent spirituality in this run-of-the-mill Appalachian community, Butcher Holler Here We Come is a descent into the male psyche-in-crisis where secret desires, carnal urges, and hidden memories come boiling to the surface in a primitive territory of Earth that mirrors the subliminal mind.

Aztec Economy’s projects have been featured in NYC at the Obie Award Winning Ice Factory, the Ohio Theater in Soho, 3 Legged Dog in Manhattan, The Tank in Times Square, Dixon Place & P.S.122, Brooklyn Fireproof, New Orleans Fringe, the Fridge in D.C., Collaboraction in Chicago, Tricklock Revolutions Fest at the University of New Mexico, Theatre Synesthesia in Austin, EMP Collective in Baltimore, Cincinnati Fringe, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Silver Meteor in Tampa, Backspace in Arkansas. Non-profit sponsor organization is Fractured Atlas. More information: www.aztececonomy.com
“Visceral. A jarring piece of theater and a fine introduction to the Tank’s DarkFest!” - New York Times
“A Fast-paced thriller. Bold, inventive. A finale that is terrifying and exciting!” - NY Theatre Now
“Committed and powerful performances. One grand hallucination!” - NY TheatreScene
“Inspired direction by Leah Bonvissuto of a strong cast.” – Dallas Morning News
“It feels like a secret…an incomparable production that tests the limits of theatre.” – Arkansas Traveler.
 ”Wildly fantastical & disturbingly real!” - Austin Entertainent Weekly
“Stunning & a cathartic theatre piece not to be missed!” - BroadwayWorld
“A powerful sensory experience..with committed, great performers!” -Austin Chronicle
“It is a great inspiration to learn that theater is still alive in this country!” -Baltimore Examiner 
“Fuses the creeping horror of The Shining with the tension of Mamet’s American Buffalo” – TheaterJones
“The consistency of a shocking dream and authority of brutal poetry” -CreativeLoafing, Tampa
“Wonderful…exceptional performances and use of our own senses against us!”-Black and Gold Review
“Perfectly executed in performance.” -Southern Glossary Magazine 
“See the show, and be prepared to leave a piece of your soul in the dark space.” -CityBeat, Cincinnati
“An intense drama. The acting is excellent….very compelling” -New Orleans Defende
“Expertly Crafted… The five actors work like a well-oiled machine.”– -Pegasus News

Text: Casey Wimpee | Direction: Leah Bonvissuto | Original NYC Cast: Adam Belvo, Isaac Byrne, Adam Laten Willson, Michael Mason, Cole Wimpee

ASYLUM – Thymele Arts (Shirley Dawn Dance Studio) 5481 Santa Monica Bvld.
Fri, June 14th 7:30PM, Sat, June 15th 8:00PM, Tues, June 18th 8:00PM, Thurs June 20th 7:30PM, Fri June 21st 10:30PM, Sat June 22nd 2:00PM & 9:30PM Running Time: 75 Minutes , Suitable for Children 13+
Adult Themes of Violence and Language ONSALE MAY 1st, 11:00AM LIMITED ENGAGEMENT (Tix)
http://hff19.org/5921 [email protected] aztececonomy.com
Contact: Michael Mason 409-767-2801

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