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 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 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 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.
See it if It’s fun. It’s funny. It hosts really good actors who appear to have as much fun as the audience.
Don't see it if You can’t take a good horse opera or a good horse joke. Or if you aren’t in the mood to laugh.
See it if you enjoy genre-mixing - in this case western, musical, fantasy/horror, slapstick comedy, even puppetry - and like intimate productions
Don't see it if you need an intermission; you are triggered by content such as jokingly presented mind control and "ravaging"