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    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.

    —The New York Times

    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.


Engaging and exciting...  Cara Reichel's smart direction keeps the humor and energy as the focal points, never letting a moment flag...  fun and utterly enjoyable.