Decky Does a Bronco
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Decky Does a Bronco

Decky Does a Bronco NYC Reviews and Tickets

(52 Reviews)
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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.

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289 Reviews | 91 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like stories that take you back in time and takes a look at childhood friendship and trauma.

Don't see it if You want a play that leaves you in a happy mood. This one is a real turn of events.

675 Reviews | 131 Followers
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

134 Reviews | 22 Followers
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a surprisingly entertaining look at how the effects of childhood trauma can last into adulthood.

Don't see it if you insist on understanding every word. The Scottish accents are impeccable -- but thick.

332 Reviews | 42 Followers
Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an amazing cast give an awesome performance about friendship and coming of age and how one incident can change it all.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a really great performance and You want to miss out something very special. You don't like coming of age performances. Read more

519 Reviews | 271 Followers
Great acting, Profound, Intelligent, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if This import from Scotland was worth the wait! Bravo Bravo Bravo! Outstanding in all rating categories. Go see this real gem!

Don't see it if Very little if anything to criticize.

187 Reviews | 143 Followers
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are interested in Scottish plays about Kids who play on swings & what happens teasing takes place. Excellent cast, staging, agility👍🏼

Don't see it if If you have trouble with accents. I had no trouble understanding language. Not into dark theme Read more

188 Reviews | 39 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Moving, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if A defining moment in the lives of childhood friends reminds us of the gift life is and what we do to live our lives. A special loving play

Don't see it if It is thought provoking and moving and it invites us to look inward and out at life. It is set in Scotland so there are accents. Read more

118 Reviews | 16 Followers
Engaging, Highly believable depiction of childhood by adult, male actors, Energetic, Terrific acting, Refreshing

See it if Very well-acted, funny-sad story of a group of 9-year-old, Scottish boys in the summer of 1983 & the incident that changes their lives.

Don't see it if Scottish accents would be problematic or violence towards children is triggering. Read more

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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