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Facing the Bull

13 Members say: Ambitious, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever, Relevant
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This new play with songs tells the story of the trials and triumphs of an ambitious, gay young woman in the traditionally male-dominated music business. More…

Spanning several decades, 'Facing the Bull' follows Bonna as she pursues her professional dreams, while trying to maintain a stable relationship with the woman she loves. Faith and doubt, adventure and risk, love and courage come into play as Bonna tells her story through original songs and memory play, accompanied by five actor/musicians.


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86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if If you want to see a woman side of things as the more male partner through decades of song and plot.

Don't see it if You are anti gay rights.

75
Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like non-traditional, cabaret style, female journey and self-empowerment, folky rock music in an intimate setting

Don't see it if you prefer polished, big productions in traditional theatrical settings

75
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like intimate, personal stories performed in a non-traditional theater space.

Don't see it if you want a more stereotypical, big, flashy show

71
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Great singing

See it if Folk rock tale of a woman's life in detail interest you. Good music and staging but short songs.

Don't see it if You want some deep meaning

70
Confusing, Funish

See it if You want to see a play with nice songs

Don't see it if Don't wanna see a white feminist ending

70
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Sincere

See it if you like shows that delve deeply into a character and tell about their life.

Don't see it if you're looking for epic songs or a large show. I also would not recommend this production for anyone with any hearing difficulties.

Also As a queer woman, I do love seeing shows that handle issues faced by o... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you like the Folk Rock music of Lisa Bonner. This is a concert with biographical dialogue between songs; band members play the parts

Don't see it if you expect a play. The characters are thinly presented. The plot points are described more than shown. Songs don't always match situations.

69
Ambitious, A few songs entertained

See it if You want an 80min. feminist manifesto w music & very enthusiastic cast. Lisa Bonner has a following & they seemed to love every minute.

Don't see it if Wish the musicians were better actors, the songs didn't all sound the same, U have trouble hearing or don't like shows in nontrad. spaces.

Also Saw this at the St. John's Theater (it's in a church) end of February,... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like experimental musical theatre.

Don't see it if you voted for Trump.

100
Funny, Great singing

See it if Lisa Bonner's music will be stuck in your head for days! Clever and catchy, this rocking show found the perfect home in an intimate space

Don't see it if You don't love treats and drinks while you enjoy theater

97
Ambitious, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow

See it if You like live music with a rock-folk type feel and believe in equality

Don't see it if You are looking for a basic catchy “Broadway” type storyline.

97
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You are open, thoughtful and committed to social justice.

Don't see it if You are just looking for entertainment- though the music is beautiful!

95
Clever, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy well crafted, smart songs

Don't see it if you don't enjoy music


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