Rodeo Town

ensemble theatre · bellwether bros. theater works · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

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BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 23, 2013
I had heard alot of buzz about this show so I had to include it in my schedule. It was not at all what I expected. Written by Graham Bowlin and wonderfully directed by Cameron Strittmatter, this is a dark tale, part western and part horror, about three cowboys left in a little town in the middle of nowhere - Rodeo Town. The action is taunt and the horror is just under the surface, threatening to break forth into your worst nightmare. I was most impressed with Harry Beer as Lonnie, the drunk with a heart of gold, and Eric Cire as Garth, the leader of this group of survivors. Check out Rodeo Town - it's worth the trip.... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS certified reviewer June 30, 2013
Performances so strong, the stage couldn't handle it. Seriously, they left a square-foot smoking hole in the middle of the stage! Hell yeah! Bravo, guys. Can't wait to see more from this exciting new group!... full review
BEN ATKINSON certified reviewer June 22, 2013
An excellent cast, well chosen, performing this alternatively hilarious and deceptively morbid piece, executes with precision their clever and well-crafted dialogue, surrounded and supported by elegant lighting, sound, and set design. I encourage you to see it, particularly if you have darkly humorous sensibilities, or if excellent performances can trump narrative troubles for your money's-worth. Not being particularly attuned to the styles of modern theatre, I'll readily admit that I may have missed something here. I enjoy and often appreciate experimental theater. I love a good mystery. I like a fish-out-of-water story. I love a good suspense thriller. I enjoy the occasional bromance. I like seeing people pushed to the brink. I ... full review
IAN FEDERGREEN certified reviewer June 11, 2013
Four very strong performances, with excellent set and lighting to boot. This is an interesting piece that is often very funny, but veers darker as it goes. full review