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.
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.
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.
"Thrillingly Memorable and Devastating DECKY DOES A BRONCO at The Royal Family Performing Arts Space"
'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...'