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New Country

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Members say: Resonant, Ambitious, Indulgent, Intense, Great acting

About the show

Rattlestick Theatre presents a new play about a country music star on the evening of his bachelor party and his struggle to make it in the industry. More…

Country music star Justin Spears is a good ole bad boy that’s tying the knot tomorrow; but tonight, he’s tying one on. He’s going to party hardy with his entourage of ruthless managers, faux fans and friends, his favorite pig-farming uncle and a plastic model. So how does this rowdy, raucous, rodeo go so wrong...so fast?


Member Reviews (1)

MEMBERS SAY:

Resonant, Ambitious, Indulgent, Intense, Great acting

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Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Indulgent, Resonant

See it if you want to dig deep into interesting characters' thoughts and motivations, including some you won't exactly fall in love with

Don't see it if you can't handle being exposed to some difficult, complex, and in some cases thoroughly unlikeable people


May 22nd, 2015
"'Two and a Half Men' TV writer Mark Roberts' raucous 'New Country,' featuring one especially blazing performance, is full of the kinds of lines television censors snip out. But Mr. Roberts, a principal writer for the series, also does a pretty good job of slipping in a bit of heart amid the offe...
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May 26th, 2015
"Life in the entourage of a country music star is nothing less than the ninth circle of hell. As it happens, watching it isn't much fun, either. Roberts is so relentlessly determined to expose each of his characters as loathsome double-crossers that it's all too easy to lose interest in their che...
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May 25th, 2015
"Mark Roberts' writing becomes fairly predictable. It does move fast, however, and everyone is enjoying their retributions so much that you aren’t bored...After some very clever writing that goes on too long – nearly everyone has a firm grip on a knife sticking out of someone else’s back. And you...
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May 20th, 2015
"The entire cast delivers committed performances that make the show pop. Although there are a few tiny chinks in the acting here and there, these are easy to ignore in light of the production’s immense strengths...And although the play’s ending leans a bit in the direction of sentimentality, it t...
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