‘LATE – IS AN EARLY SARAH RUHL PLAY’

by on January 16, 2015

Mary Maria Leigh - Lauren Preston - Brian Martin and Red

She is a playwright who’s time has come. Yes, Theatres are so eager for a ‘new’ Sarah Ruhl. She’s had early flops – and has always been willing to tackle difficult subjects. We’ll, she got ’em. 

Mary and Crick were an almost perfect couple. Born on the same day…they have been in love from their 8th birthdays and seem they have been in love forever. But not happily together and unmarried until they have a child that is maybe a boy or a girl. Surgery has decided that it is a girl. Crick borrows $500 to buy Mary a picture that he hopes will be valuable…that is if he gets a job. He did get some work – but the Job is not going to get anywhere now. He’s a house husband (Crick). That is a real bore. He pouts around the house constantly. 

Mary has to take all the misery with her boyfriend. So – she runs off to get away from the creepy Crick. In the meanwhile – Mary has secret passions for Chinese Soup, Horses and a singing cowgirl who becomes very close to (Red) the girl in the Hills. Near the ending – it looks like things will deteriorate at ‘Home on the Range.’ However- the two girls Mary and Red just can’t take their arms off between them. Oh, what fun. I love listening under the desert skies watching the Beautiful Scenery. Breathless and compelling.   

 

“ASTOUNDING – BREATHTAKING!”

Now playing at The Custom Made Theatre 

THE CAST: Mary Leigh – Lauren Preston – Brian Martin and Red 

Directed by assistant Artistic Director, Ariel Craft

 

RATING: SIX STARS******

or SIX GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE****** 

 

RUNS: A COWBOY SONG – 80 MINUTE WITHOUT AND INTERMISSION. JAN. 8TH – FEB. 1ST, 2015

 

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