Clubbed Thumb presents a return staging of this play with songs, a comic adventure about cowboys and coyotes. Featuring a cast that includes Tony nominees John Ellison Conlee, Andy Grotelueschen, and Phillipa Soo.
From the show:
Once again, the citizens of a frontier outpost are looking for someone to rescue them from the terrors of the local villain. Have they met their salvation – or an even bigger tyrant – when a fiend from the past comes to town?
See it if At first I did not like this wacko absurdist western, but its juvenile humor grew on me. Great set. Enjoyable songs.
Don't see it if I understand how some people could give this 85, others 50. It's like an extended SNL skit. You might enjoy it or just cringe.
See it if you want to see an impressive cast of Bway/Off-Bway stalwarts inexplicably cast in a silly, harebrained musical farce set in the Old West.
Don't see it if ur looking for something highbrow (or even middlebrow); u expect belly laughs, wit and/or satire. [This is pretty fluffy & juvenile stuff.]
See it if you’d like to see a funny, silly send-up of the Western (with a bit of monster movie thrown in).
Don't see it if you’re in a deeply serious mood: You might find the silliness grating.
See it if you want an evening of extreme silliness with little if any redeeming social relevance. There is a singing cacti chorus!
Don't see it if you like your westerns in black & white with clear heroes & villains. This is much more complex & imaginative than that.
See it if Silly deadpan, potty jokes galore. Excellent cast for a small show with a simple plot. Play with a little singing.
Don't see it if Would've liked more singing from this talented cast. Simple story doesn't deliver a bigger meaning. Not everybody's kinda humor.
See it if An enjoyable western play with songs.It is silly and goofy,but a fun time. The great cast really appear to be having a blast!
Don't see it if You prefer thought provoking plays.This is simply a campy evening in the theater.
See it if you want a fun 90 minutes. This is a silly show with several laughs and a company of actors who appear to be having a great time.
Don't see it if you want something serious and/or a show with a meaningful plot. This is simply a fun show where the plot doesn't really matter.
See it if You need a break from reality. An evening of campy ridiculousness loviingly performed. With music.
Don't see it if You probably won't be at a the Connelly unless you know what you're in for. So you either think it's funny and charming or you don't.
See it if you want a joyful time. The show doesn't take itself too seriously & allows you to enjoy the quirkiness of the characters, music, & plot.
Don't see it if want something serious. It's a playful musical, over the top, & purposefully silly. If you embrace it, you'll have a great time.
See it if You want to see these performers put into a strange (often unresolved and confusing) world that is full of zingers
Don't see it if You're looking for polish, big vocals, or a plot that makes sense
See it if you love Ethan Lipton, but prepare to be disappointed. His usual wit is here replaced by uninspired goofiness. Fine cast, though.
Don't see it if you have no patience for silliness.
See it if If you like real local theater, perhaps you will enjoy...otherwise skip this and enjoy one of the other wonderful off broadway offerings
Don't see it if If you have no patience for local theater...
See it if you have the patience for a quirky show that's inconsistently funny with some slow moments
Don't see it if you don't like a Wild West setting and a silly play
See it if See if u like totally senseless writing, characters, completely inane plot. By far the worst play I’ve ever seen!!
Don't see it if Don’t c if u think it will be humorous or even remotely entertaining.
See it if If you are looking for an off-kilter play with music this is it. Great production and the cast is clearly having a ball.
Don't see it if If you like your plays Serious, logical and straightforward then is one is not for you.
See it if Interesting mashup of comedy-western and horror. John Ellison Conlee gives a truly hilarious performance as the reluctantly heroic mayor.
Don't see it if The horror elements of the story felt poorly executed, drags significantly in the middle as a result.
See it if If you like raucous and absurd comedy. You enjoy a good take off of the Western genre. Great singing cacti.
Don't see it if You’re looking for something deep or significant. It’s only out to amuse.
See it if for clever full-of-surprises script/songs, fabulous staging, and terrific cast. See Phillipa Soo in a tiny theater! So much fun!
Don't see it if you dislike broad humor. If you only like Ibsen/Chekhov/Pinter, don't go. Sound system probs sh be fixed. 6 men, 3 women. (Male musician).
See it if Faux western comedy with some music. The height of silliness without bellylaughs -- the specialty of Clubbed Thumb. A really talented cast
Don't see it if There is nothing offensive about this play -- except perhaps to Western fanatics. Much fun is made of the genre. Loved the singing cactus.