In Clubbed Thumb's world premiere three women have ambitions (some of a spiritual nature), a few secrets, and some unfinished business. Whose vision, for the land uncultivated, will prevail? More…
Thalia wants to build a farmhouse in the middle of the great big city. Mabel is on a quest to become its first female preacher (although her rampant sexual thoughts are having a real impact on her sermonizing). And little Peanut Brittle is digging around in the past. It is only 20 years into the new century, and these ladies are going a bit wild.
"A funny, strange and provocative new play by Angela Hanks, a living — and promising — young playwright from Dallas...The director Margot Bordelon draws out everything zany from the story’s incongruous juxtapositions while maintaining a fleet pace, and has cast the play with actors who straddle the 'provocative' line gracefully...Despite its bright cheer and generally happy ending, 'Wilder Gone' really does fulfill the 'provocative' part of Clubbed Thumb’s mission." Full Review
See it if you’d like to immerse yourself for 85 minutes in a world that is thrilling, surprising, humane, complete & manages to earn its happy ending.
Don't see it if your heart is too weak for a night full of thrills—& not a cheap thrill among them.
See it if Hanks' absurdist/feminist/neo-wild west tale has a murmur of racism/nativism humming in the background despite Bordelon's creative staging
Don't see it if Takes a fair amount of time to piece the story together but its wildly humorous doing so Dickinson's 'preacher' leads an uproarious cast
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