Love, Confusion & Singing Cowboys in Sarah Ruhl's Late
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The last date listed for Late: A Cowboy Song was Wednesday January 15, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's Seven Guitars is a haunting exploration of the African-American experience in 20th-century America. The year is 1948, and blues singer Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton has just been released from jail. He's ready to jump-start his life -- in work and in love -- but fate intervenes in disastrous ways. Floyd's tale leads to the stories of other African Americans who share a neighborhood and dreams for a brighter future. Filled with lush language and remarkable characters, this rich, riveting drama is one of Wilson's most beloved -- and unforgettable -- works. No Rules Theatre Company's production of Seven Guitars is directed by Michele Shay, who was nominated for the 1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in the Broadway production of this very same show. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Eddie E.Red Velvet
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Sarah Rule plays are always interesting. This one with a woman who gravitates to a lesbian cowboy who sang throughout rather than the childhood boyfriend whom she marries is an earlier one.
It was a challenge to understand what the cowboy was singing.
Still, the play is so much fun. I especially enjoyed the husband's tale as a museum guard of a Rothko painting on loan.
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My husband & I didn't know what to think at 1st, but we were soon won over by the terrific cast (married couple in the play), the quirky, original, out there plot line & mixed media of it all! When it was done, we both realized how much we really...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Here as ever, Ruhl has a finger to her chin in poetic meditation, with the added attraction of a youthful yodel in her heart.” -Washington Post
“Daugherty, proving he’s a master at balancing quirk and well-intentioned story-telling, is able to show the dance that Mary is dancing – both literally and figuratively – in her relationships and in her own mind in a consistently interesting way. Overall, this artistic vision serves the piece well.” —Broadway World
“[Daugherty] seems to have found the exact mix of comedy and tragedy that best enhances the play’s effect … With this work, Alyssa Wilmoth establishes herself as a major Washington actor – the kind of performer whose appearance in a cast can serve as a stand-alone justification to see a play … Thomas and Dinolfo also acquit themselves well in difficult roles.” -DC Theatre Scene
About the Ticket Supplier: No Rules Theatre Company
No Rules Theatre Company was founded by a new generation of theatre artists looking to create, collaborate and challenge themselves. Working in both Washington, DC and Winston-Salem, NC will present them with the opportunity to help transform two cities with immense artistic passion into cities defined by their artistic excellence.
Our mission is to present the broadest spectrum of high quality, accessible, truthful theatre that will open the minds and expand the expectations of a diverse audience. Other than this, there are no rules.
Currently No Rules Theatre Company is in residence at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.