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Wilder Gone

From 1 critic and 6 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

About the show

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. 

The New York Times

"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

Thrilling, Wise, Raucous, Various, Complete

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.

Also One of the few best new plays I’ve seen this year, “Wilder Gone” recei... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Great work interests you.

Don't see it if You don't know how to get to the Lower East Side.

Also Marvelous, hilarious new play with a pitch-perfect cast, and brilliant... Read more Read less

Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a solid, funny play with a solid underpinning.

Don't see it if Not in the mood for a comedy.

Also Wilder Gone is a sharp, funny play about two women fighting over the s... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if imagination and entertainment are a significant to you. Lots of fun elements and plenty to discuss afterwards.

Don't see it if you are expecting realism or clarity.


See it if you like zany, quirky tales that zip along with slightly over-the-top characters sprouting dialogue in jazzy, poetic riffs.

Don't see it if you don't take sugar in your coffee

Great staging, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious

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

Cast & Creatives (12)