Peter Mills and Cara Reichel's highly
entertaining morality comedy transports J.M. Synge's 1907 "Playboy of
the Western World" to Depression-era hillbilly country, with an
unlikely blend of smart, dark comedy and foot-stomping country music.
Joyous, tuneful, and a barrel of fun...
The songs are delivered by a truly talented cast with not one weak
link... This small, delicious musical deserves a longer life.
Golden Boy shimmers thanks to its
engaging, on-stage bluegrass band and the grit and gusto of its capable
cast… What sets Golden Boy apart are its unique,
irresistible songs; composer Peter Mills has created an enigmatic,
evocative score that tells the story better than any dialogue could...
there's something immediately engaging about the shivering guitar
chords and casual camaraderie of this music.
exciting... Cara Reichel's smart direction keeps the humor
and energy as the focal points, never letting a moment
flag... fun and utterly enjoyable.