Performed in NYC: The Tank in Times Square, West Park Presbyterian Church, IRT – West Village, and Bird River.

Performed in FLORIDA: Silver Meteor & HCC College Tampa, West Palm Organics

Performed in TEXAS: WaterTower Theatre in Dallas, Beaumont Community Players / Ad Hoc Beaumont

Performed in CINCINNATI: Cincy Fringe / Know Theatre

Performed in MARYLAND: Columbia Festival of the Arts, EMP Baltimore

Performed in NEW MEXICO: Tricklock Revolutions / University of New Mexico in Albuquerque

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.

Text: Casey Wimpee | Direction: Leah Bonvissutto |

Featuring: Adam Belvo, Isaac Byrne, Michael Mason,
Adam Laten Willson, & Cole Wimpee
(rep includes also Jared Culverhouse, Colt W. Keeney, & Harlan Short)
Sound Design: Ryan Dorin | Graphics & Imaging: Kalli Newman
Photography: Yvonne Alloway
REVIEWS FROM BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME 

“Visceral. A jarring piece of theater and a fine introduction to the Tank’s DarkFest!” - New York Times

“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


“It is a great inspiration to learn that theater is still alive in this country….exciting

 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