“This play is for all the lady cowboys of heart and mind who ride outside the city limits of convention.” – Sarah Ruhl.
This beautiful play, in its Australian debut, asks big questions about how gender defines who and how we love. Sarah Ruhl’s LATE : a COWBOY SONG follows Mary, an endless worrier, as she reconnects with her lady cowboy friend, Red, whose forehead has no worry lines at all. Crick, Mary’s husband, buys a painting with all her savings. Red teaches Mary how to ride a horse and to enjoy the silence. Crick and Mary, who have been in love since the second grade, can’t decide on their newborn’s name or gender. The three sing songs, celebrate holidays, and and try to navigate their way through the blurred lines of love and relationships. A story of one woman’s education and her search to find true love outside the box…
It looks like it will be quite a journey, especially considering that Sarah Ruhl sure knows how to give an audience a stimulating, entertaining night in the theatre. I have great memories of two of her plays that the Sydney Theatre Company have produced- In The Next Room of the Vibrator Play and Orlando (an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel).
LATE : A COWBOY SONG is playing at the Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville between the 27th September and the 1st October. Performance times are-
27th September @ 8:30pm
28th September @ 8:30pm
29th September @ 8:30pm
30th September @ 8:30pm
1st October @ 8:30pm
CAST AND CREATIVES Starring– Andreas Lohmeyer, Annabel Matheson and Eliza Oliver Set and Costumes by Annabel Matheson Sound Design by Sarah Dunn