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“A Fast-paced thriller. Bold, inventive, crisp staging. A finale that is at once terrifying and exciting!” – NY Theatre Now
“A Vulnerable and exciting experience. Committed and powerful performances. One grand hallucination!” – NY TheatreScene
“Inspired direction by Leah Bonvissuto of a strong cast.” – Dallas Morning News
“The play feels like a secret, as if the audience is the first to witness an undiscovered talent…it is an incomparable production that tests the limits of theatre.” – Arkansas Traveler.
“Wildly fantastical & disturbingly real!” – Austin Entertainment Weekly
“Stunning & a cathartic theatre piece not to be missed!” – BroadwayWorld
“A powerful sensory experience..with committed, great performers!” -Austin Chronicle
“It is a great inspiration to learn that theater is still alive in this country….work that is food for the senses and the spirit” –Baltimore Examiner
The result fuses the creeping horror of The Shining with the tension of Mamet’s American Buffalo” – TheaterJones
“Shattering…[It] played like a combination nightmare, mystery rite, and horror ride at a depraved theme park.. The acting is terrific: elemental, raw, and persuasively aggressive. Leah Bonvissuto’s direction could hardly be more menacinge. Casey Wimpee’s script is, finally, awe-inspiring. The consistency of a shocking dream and authority of brutal poetry” –CreativeLoafing, Tampa
“Wonderful…exceptional performances and use of our own senses against us making it a standout Fringe 2013 experience….unnerving and allows us to experience the loss of our rational world even as the trapped coal-miners lose their grip on their own.” -Black and Gold Review
“Perfectly executed in performance.” –Southern Glossary Magazine
“An intense, funny, scary, dark experience… five excellent actors with an engrossing, serious script that keeps you on the edge of your seat… See the show, and be prepared to leave a piece of your soul in the dark space.” –CityBeat, Cincinnati
“An intense drama….the acting is excellent….very compelling” –New Orleans Defender
“Expertly Crafted…gripping from the opening seconds..this is a play about darkness and sound. The five actors work like a well oiled machine.”– –Pegasus News
“Literally and figuratively underground theater at its best! …Te playwright does not shy from showing men at their worst; there is no sentimentality in this play. At the same time, he manages to portray these besieged miners with respect and understanding… Part ghost story, part psychological thriller, part dark comedy, Butcher Holler is a remarkable drama featuring five actors whose commitment and dedication to this challenging, uncompromising work are worthy of a Fringe prize!” — Total Theatre
“A gut-punch of a play…Written by the always-edgy Casey Wimpee and directed furiously by Leah Bonvissuto, it’s a snarl of a piece…an Epic poem! – BC BlogCritics, NYC
“Dramatic, disturbing and ingeniously staged… the result is constantly shifting sound and visual perspectives that can often surprise and rattle the audience. (Bless live theater, there is no way a movie would be able to give you this type of visceral sensation!) Highly entertaining, innovative and impressive, this is a fascinating journey.” — Haunt Life / Hollywood Fringe
“Guided by director Leah Bonvissuto, it’s some of the most grounded, honest acting I’ve seen from a company in a long time … a near-perfect script!” – Matt Ritchey, Hollywood Fringe
“The mission of [Ad Hoc] Economy is to showcase works with an emphasis on “American Culture and its relationship to ritual, mythology, madness, dreams, and deliverance.” Butcher Holler Here We Come stomps and kicks and gasps its way through each one of these huge topics, swirling them around in a pitch dark stew, imploring us to hold on and pray for escape.” – StageBuddy
Butcher Holler Here We Come has additionally been honored with the Inkwell Playwright of Promise Award (2019), Broadway World’s Outstanding Original Full-Length Script (2017), and has been nominated for New York Innovative Theatre’s Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role (Adam Belvo, 2015).
Synopsis: 1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unravelling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Brutally weaving through family histories, complicated friendships, crooked politics, childhood visions, audacious hopes, eerie dreams, criminal addictions, and fervent spirituality in this run-of-the-mill Appalachian community, Butcher Holler Here We Come is a descent into the male psyche-in-crisis where secret desires, carnal urges, and hidden memories come boiling to the surface in a primitive territory of Earth that mirrors the subliminal mind.
LENGTH OF SHOW: 75 minutes
Butcher Holler Here We Come
Text: Casey Wimpee | Direction: Leah Bonvissuto | Rep Actors: Adam Belvo*, Isaac Byrne*, Jared Culverhouse, Judd Farris, Devin Finn, Colt Keeney, Morrison Keddie, Nicholas Kier, Michael Mason*, Harlan Short, Adam Laten Willson*, & Cole Wimpee* (*denotes primary cast) | Original Sound Design: Ryan Dorin |Original Graphics & Imaging: Kalli Newman | Original Photography: Yvonne Allaway
AD HOC ECONOMY is a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts collective initiated in Spring 2008 to present new live performances for the public. Our work seeks to provide a fresh perspective on American culture and its relationship to ritual, mythology, madness, dreams, and deliverance.
AD HOC ECONOMY’s projects have been featured in NYC at the Obie Award Winning Ice Factory, the Ohio Theater in Soho, 3 Legged Dog in Lower Manhattan, The Tank in Tribeca and Times Square, Dixon Place in the Lower East Side, P.S.122 in the East Village, I.R.T. in the West Village, Monkey Town & The Brick Theater & Big Sky Works & House of Yes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Fireproof, Bushwick Open Studios, the Bushwick Starr, Greenpoints Lutheran Church of the Messiah, West Park Presbyterian Church, at the New Orleans Fringe Festival, the Fridge in D.C., Collaboraction in Chicago, on board the Historic Steamship Lilac off the Hudson River, Tricklock Revolutions Fest at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, First Street Studio with Theatre Synesthesia in Austin, The Spindletop Boomtown Grounds in Beaumont-Texas, EMP Collective in Baltimore, The New Ohio in the West Village, The Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Silver Meteor and HCC College in Tampa, Backspace in Fayetteville Arkansas, the Hollywood Fringe Festival / Thymele Arts Center and bars, rooftops, churches, and backyards all over Brooklyn. Our non-profit sponsor organization is Fractured Atlas.
75 min in length. Minimal technical requirements (no lighting or sound needs).
A Dark room required / Flexible seating preferred / Can play to a capacity of 90
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