2019 KC Fringe: Cowboy Mouth


Press Release posted by Bob Evans

Local company brings rarely performed play to Kansas City Fringe Festival

Later this month, local company THUD productions will bring its second production to the Kansas City Fringe Festival. The play, “Cowboy Mouth,” was written by playwright Sam Shepard and musician Patti Smith and was “dreamt up in a war of words that lasted two nights.” THUD Productions returns to the Kansas City Fringe Festival after producing the Missouri premier of Tennessee Williams’ “The Gnadiges Fraulein” last year.

“Cowboy Mouth” follows the tumultuous relationship between Slim and Cavale. Slim has been kidnapped off the streets, taken from his family and life, and is being held captive by the dangerous and coercive Cavale. To Cavale, rock and roll is religion and her one dream is to find a man who can turn into a rock and roll savior – a Jesus with a cowboy mouth. Slim, volatile and unfulfilled, once dreamt of being a rock and roll star but had given up on the idea. Until now.
Taylor Hudson, artistic director of THUD Productions, serves as director of the play. Gabriel Livingston serves as Stage Manager. The cast includes Derek Trautwein as Slim, Deborah Madick as Cavale, and Tommy Waller as the Lobsterman.

Performances will take place Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m., Sunday, July 21 at 5 p.m., Monday, July 21 at 8 p.m., Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 27 at 3:30 p.m. are $10 and require the purchase of a $5 Festival Admission Button. All performances will be held at the Unicorn Theatre Jerome Stage, 3828 Main Street in Kansas City, Mo. For more information on the show or festival, visit kcfringe.org.

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