Decky Does a Bronco
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Decky Does a Bronco
83

Decky Does a Bronco NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(52 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
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 (52)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
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.

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
78
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Great performances and writing - well developed believable characters.

Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding accents.

941 Reviews | 224 Followers
83
Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if A story about growing up and lifes decisions. Fantastic acting and directing. This is a breath of fresh air for a play. Great writing.

Don't see it if Scottish accents are thick and difficult at times to pick up. Ending can be rough for some theater goers.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
89
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you’d enjoy awakening memories of childhood with on-target direction of believable characters, some accapella, meaningful lighting- see it!

Don't see it if you will be disappointed to miss every word due to accents and acoustics or you do not like the sadness that comes with decisions in life. Read more

703 Reviews | 213 Followers
85
Ebullient, Great staging, Devastating, Resonant, Delightful

See it if Lively physicality of roughhousing boys around a swing set. Great natural acting & dialog. I fell in love w/these kids. Powerful message.

Don't see it if Dark ending followed by an appeal to the audience for sympathy. Strong accents.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
88
Relevant, Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you didn't get to Edinburgh. You'll feel like you're there watching this excellently directed show where men become believable 9 yr olds

Don't see it if childhood trauma is a triggering issue, heavy accents are annoying or plays that transition between past and present are confusing.

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506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if Entire cast gets into the age of the roles.Lighting very effective. Use of slow motion dead-on. A cappella (take them on tour) No weak links

Don't see it if The theater needs air conditioning. Not the most comfortable seats. It takes time to "get" the Scottish accents Many steps to the theater

596 Reviews | 121 Followers
93
Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Kids playing and teasing each other. How incident of one change everything.

Don't see it if Young man playing young boy around the age of 9-11. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

BroadwayWorld
September 13th, 2019

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