Floyd Collins: Boho Theatre in Musical About an American Dreamer
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The last date listed for Floyd Collins was Sunday July 15, 2012 / 1:30pm.
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Simply put: In the 18th century, you could not call a man's horse "fat" and get away with it. Young Lucidus, however, wishes the opposite was true in The Coward. Hounded by his honor-obsessed father, Lucidus is pressured into dueling over the equine slight. Not cut out for such sordid stuff -- he's more into entomology and tea -- the young nobleman hires a common criminal to fight in his place ... only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things. A series of duels follows and Lucidus, to his dismay, finds his "fearsome" reputation exceeding his wildest expectations. Though set in the 1790s (sort of), The Coward is a knockout new comedy from Nick Jones (currently a writer for Orange Is the New Black on Netflix). Now Vance Smith directs its Midwest premiere at Theater Wit. Learn More
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The historical event detailed by the show was interesting. But the music from the show didn't really contribute much to the plot and really slowed down the pace of the show. Most of the music didn't really have a consistent melody, nor much rhyming, nor was it really in a bluegrass style most of the time. Additionally, the script didn't give us very much exposition before pinning the title character in the cave so you didn't have a chance to learn why you should care about him or his family's struggles, which were frequently refered to but never spelled out. The show was well acted and staged but the company was working with a poorly arranged script and score and they really couldn't fix that problem.
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A beautiful and moving production of one of the best musicals of modern times. The cast is generally very strong, especially the actor in the title role -- his acting and singing were astonishingly good. The music, by Adam Guettel, is rich,...continued
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