AZTEC ECONOMY in association with THE TANK is pleased to announce the New York premiere of BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME by Casey Wimpee, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. After premiering two years ago in the Cincinnati Fringe and performing in Baltimore, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME will play a limited engagement at The Tank (151 W 46th St, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10036), and headline their second annual DarkFest, celebrating innovative performance that utilizes self-sufficient and alternative energy sources. Performances begin Friday, July 24 (Preview performance) and continue through Sunday, August 2, 2015. Opening Night is Saturday, July 25 (7 p.m.).
Press cordially invited Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 25 at 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 26 at 6 p.m. (and any subsequent performance).
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 unravelling 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.
Featuring Adam Belvo (ColorTVs in Tijuana – Aztec Economy), Isaac Byrne (Artistic Director 4the People, former Artistic Director Working Man’s Clothes), Colt W. Keeney (My Horse’s Name is Loneliness – Aztec Economy), Michael Mason (U – The Klingon Opera, Berlin), Harlan Short (The Tempest – Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble; Imaginary Invalids – Robert Moss Theatre; Member Rusty Guns Band), Adam Laten Wilson (Ship of Fools, National Diet of Japan, Alabama Goddam, Color TVs in Tijuana, Pontiac Firebird Variations, Kill Devils Kill – Aztec Economy), and Cole Wimpee (Austin Critic’s Table Award, Best Supporting Actor – Holes Before Bedtime, Rubber Repertory; Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Acting Finalist).
Butcher Holler Here We Come is immersively staged with the audience surrounding the actors and the performance is lit entirely by the headlamps on the performers heads. With sound design by Ryan Dorin. Kampfire PR is the Press Agent.
Butcher Holler Here We Come plays the following performances through Sun, Aug 2nd:
Friday, July 24th at 9:30 pm
Saturday, July 25th at 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Sunday, July 26th at 6:00 pm
Thurs, July 30th at 7:00 pm
Friday, July 31st at 9:30 pm
Saturday, August 1st at 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm
Tickets range from $15.00 (Advance Sales) to $18.00 (At the Door), and are now available online at http://thetanknyc.org/theater/332-butcher-holler-here-we-come/ or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 75 minutes
Aztec Economy Website: www.aztececonomy.com
The Tank Show Page: http://thetanknyc.org/theater/332-butcher-holler-here-we-come/
Direct link tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1592222
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/c7EScYzGCgg
The Tank is located at 151 W 46th St, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
Subway Directions: NRQ to 49th Street or BDFM to Rockefeller Center.