In this new musical, a young Texas woman and a homeless Native American man strike up an unexpected friendship. Directed by Emmy Award winner Don Scardino and starring Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis.
The progressive folk sound of the production weaves together acoustic instrumentation with strains of industrial pop. In this deeply fraught moment in our country, the show seeks to remind us proximity is power on the dirt road to healing. Based on a true story.
See it if Davis' beautiful songscape is affectionate, poignant & melancholy as well as expertly sung But more autobiographical than politically adroit
Don't see it if The chaotic book is both naive & misguided Indian Joe's adversity story is sacrificed for Davis' "growing pains" saga & often looses empathy
See it if Like music for alot of the show is music. As for the story it was good.
Don't see it if Hate music, small theater, but seat are comfortable and not alot of leg room.
See it if You'd appreciate a bluegrass score performed by able cast in well-staged production. The lead sings, acts, fiddles in a story she's written.
Don't see it if Can't look past some amateurish writing, a few actors who can't project, a story with shifting focus, or are hoping for an insightful work.
See it if You know someone in the cast or want to hear great musicians do a mix of good and so-so songs. Entertaining moments
Don't see it if The story lulls heavily at times and the voices don't always rise above the instruments. Awkward staging. Not bad by any means but not great
See it if You want to see a new off the beaten track musical. With decidedly not the usual broadway sound.
Don't see it if You dont want to explore the relationship of the university grad do gooder and elderly homeless alcoholic 'do badder'.
See it if Girl with some white guilt attempts to save homeless Native American man begins to see struggles of folks with less privilege. Great music.
Don't see it if Scratches on struggles of Native Americans and Blacks through a learning white female. “Color blind” white people annoy you.
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See it if you're ok w/message-y shows. Fun original folk music played by great musicians helps to move the still thin work-in-progress script along.
Don't see it if you require perfected/finished shows w/elaborate moving sets & costumes. Still, can't beat the excellent on-stage band, & strong singing.
See it if You like seeing works in development. The music was entertaining and good performances
Don't see it if You need a fully developed musical. This still feels like a work in progress that needs to be worked out.
See it if You enjoy actor/musician shows. Want to see a show that portrays a Native American as a person and not an archetype.
Don't see it if You are looking for something light. Dislike Americana/folk/country music.
See it if If you want to see an emotional semi-biographical story about the American Indian experience and the people that surround them.
Don't see it if You have an aversion to country-bluegrass music and no interest in the struggle for acceptance and the diversity between different people.
See it if you’re interested in a life story of two unlikely people forging a bond.
Don't see it if you don’t like folk music or stories w/ comments on racial discrimination, politics, homelessness accompanied w/ derogatory terms & cursing.
See it if music was lovely and heartfelt. Gist:when we discard preconceived notions about others ,understanding,acceptance, and even love will follow
Don't see it if no reason to miss this show.
See it if If you like alt-country music (think Emmy Lou Harris to Shania Twain) you will love this show despite the clumbsy story.
Don't see it if You dislike country music.
See it if you enjoy Elizabeth Davis, bluegrass score; expressive music fills gaps in writing and acting
Don't see it if you expect a fully staged narrative musical; it's a concert w uncertainly acted scenes; tonally uneven ode to an unlikely friendship
See it if you want to see a show in progress with some decent bluegrass music
Don't see it if you want a finished product with a good story. It's more about the author/songwriter/performer than about Indian Joe.
See it if you like country music and Broadway-quality singing, and have a layperson's interest in issues of social justice and race relations.
Don't see it if you're well-versed/active in social justice work & don't like narratives centering white activists. Also, if you prefer big-stage spectacle.
See it if You love bluegrass music and beautiful harmonies. You enjoy musician-actors. You're looking for something small and intimate.
Don't see it if This is a work in progress, so don't expect to see a flawless piece. It's almost there, it just needs to fine-tune its POV.