Bohemian Cowboy: Playwright/Actor Explores His Mysterious Father's Life and DisappearanceOff-Market Theater (965 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103)
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Park on-street, no problem.
Kennedy's on Columbus Avenue before the performance...why even think of another place?!
6 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Sep 23 2009
I enjoyed this one man show more than I thought I would. He was very intense and passionate. He kept my full attention 99% of the time. I really appreciated his delivery and how he looked into the audience to connect with us. The story was sad and meaningful with a touch of humor and grace. Kudos to the playwright/actor.
Written on Sep 21 2009
So much "stage memoir" is full of rage, and though we often understand that it is important for the writer-performer to get this vitriol out of his or her system, an audience can expire from the tedium if not from the toxic fumes. Very rarely does such work actually inspire an audience with its sincerity. Here, we have a performer who has much to be angry about, and we see, in raw, painful detail, how he has often turned his anger upon himself. But he has worked with it, and worked with himself, so we are able to enjoy and revel in the result, even as our eyes fill with tears.
Written on Sep 20 2009
Personable entertainer. Combined storytelling, live music (played guitar), audio effects, slides.
Very small, bare-bones venue, in need of more ventilation. Borderline neighborhood (homeless camped out on sidewalk near the bldg), but a short walk from Powell Street BART and close to some decent restaurants (Miss Saigon on 6th/Mission or Little Joe's on 5th Street, for example).
Written on Sep 14 2009
When he walks out try to vision a young Kenny Rogers; his life story is amazing, it pulls at your heart and draws you in. He's a true all american cowboy from Utah, has his bestfriend onstage (guitar), sings (several) - a memorable song titled Bones, has many dreams of moments with his missing Father - such as, Jesus at the campfire, or Hamlet riding shotgun through the desert. It's a true story about a cow-boy>man whose father walks away and never returns. The son endures a trying life in search of understanding why his father left.
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Theatre 4S NYC, the Jean And Ken Campbell Foundation, and the Boulder Heritage Foundation, are proud to present the San Francisco Premiere of Bohemian Cowboy, written and performed by award-winning playwright and actor Raymond King Shurtz.
In November of 2005, Raymond Dean Shurtz walked into the desert in Clark County, Nevada, The Valley of Fire, and simply disappeared.
For two years, Nevada detectives, Nevada Search and Rescue, psychics, private detectives, and family and friends, searched for his body. Mr. Shurtz has never been found.
A honky-tonk singer, a cowboy, a carpenter, and a traveler of mythic proportions, the senior Mr. Shurtz left an array of mysteries as a "disappearing specialist".
In an attempt to unravel these mysteries, his son writes and performs the legacy his father left him, using the same characteristics as his father, the original "disappearing specialist" and "bohemian cowboy".
Raymond King Shurtz was the 2003 recipient of The Arizona Commission on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, for Blue Baby, A Memoir, and is the author of 31 plays, published by Samuel French and Anchorage Press. His plays have been produced worldwide, several in NYC by the renowned underground theatre, Theatre 4S NYC.