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Decky Does a Bronco
Midtown W
83

Decky Does a Bronco NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(53 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the Show

This U.S. premiere tragicomedy follows the lives of five nine-year-old boys spending their 1983 summer in Girvan, Scotland. One of the boys, David, reflects on their adventures and what it means to grow up.

Member Reviews (53)

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69
Disappointing, Scottish accents, 9 yr olds at play, Repetitive, Slow

See it if you'd like grown actors playing 9-12 yr olds who run, swing, argue. Gr opening song...downhill fr there. Tedious. Deus ex machina tragedy.

Don't see it if you want plot/depth. Narrator's conclusns superficial (memories fade, pain lessens). "Kids"/swings annoyed me. Male cast, dir, writer,prodr.

80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Relevant poignant and powerful story. Memory play. Great writing/acting. Moving.

Don't see it if Themes of childhood trauma are too uncomfortable. Accents are hard to understand.

Critic Reviews (2)

September 13th, 2019

"Thrillingly Memorable and Devastating DECKY DOES A BRONCO at The Royal Family Performing Arts Space"
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September 15th, 2019

'Making its U.S. debut 19 years after its Scottish premiere in an actual park, Douglas Maxwell's 'Decky Does a Bronco' is a worthy addition to the dramatic literature of plays about childhood and the loss of innocence. Under the direction of Ethan Nienaber, the talented cast of five gives indelible performances...'
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