Beaumont Community Players to Present BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME, 6/5-14
1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unraveling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Brutally weaving through family histories, complicated friendships, crooked politics, childhood visions, audacious hopes, eerie dreams, criminal addictions, and fervent spirituality in this run-of-the-mill Appalachian community, Butcher Holler Here We Come is a descent into the male psyche-in-crisis where secret desires, carnal urges, and hidden memories come boiling to the surface in a primitive territory of Earth that mirrors the subliminal mind.
Aztec Economy is a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts collective initiated in Spring 2008 to present new live performances for the public. Our work seeks to provide a fresh perspective on American culture and its relationship to ritual, mythology, madness, dreams, and deliverance. Projects have been featured in NYC at the Obie Award Winning Ice Factory, the Ohio Theater in Soho, 3 Legged Dog in Lower Manhattan, The Tank in Tribeca, Dixon Place in the Lower East Side, P.S.122 in the East Village, Monkey Town & The Brick Theater & Big Sky Works & House of Yes & Silent Barn in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Fireproof, Bushwick Open Studios, the Bushwick Starr, Greenpoint's Lutheran Church of the Messiah, at the New Orleans Fringe Festival, the Fridge in D.C. with EMP Collective, The Water Tower Theatre in Dallas, Collaboraction in Chicago, on board the Historic Steamship Lilac off the Hudson River, The Spindletop Boomtown Grounds in Beaumont-Texas, The New Ohio in the West Village, The Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and bars, rooftops, churches, and backyards all over Brooklyn. Our non- profit sponsor organization is Fractured Atlas.
Text by Casey Wimpee. Direction by Leah Bonvissuto. Featuring Adam Belvo, Isaac Byrne, Michael Mason, Adam Laten Willson, & Cole Wimpee. Graphic Design by Kalli Newman. Sound Design by Ryan Dorin. Photos by Yvonne Allaway.
JUNE 5th, 6th, 7th*,12th, 13th, 14th*
7:30pm (*2:00pm Matinees and 7:30pm)
Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts, McMillan Theatre
4155 Laurel Avenue | Beaumont, TX
Tickets $15 (Adults) $12 (Students) Limited Seating. Reserve Online
RATED PG-13 | STRONG LANGUAGE, MILD ADULT THEMES