ALL PERFORMANCES OF COWGIRL UP HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. *CLICK FOR AN UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS
BY ANNA CHATTERTON
DIRECTED BY CHRISTINE BRUBAKER
APRIL 15 – MAY 3, 2020
WORLD PREMIERE PLAY | CORE SEASON | proscenium STAGE
Joyce, Effie and BB are cowgirl goddesses on Mount Olympus who lament what they see down on earth. It’s a cowboy’s world. Cocky steer-ropers have stolen the spotlight for long enough. The goddesses decide to use their considerable supernatural powers to give rise to a Cowgirl Revolution. When they discover Cassidy Clark, a talented, charismatic loner from Okotoks, Alberta, they know they have found the barrel racer poised to lead their cause. The three goddesses appear to her one day, offering her all the gifts she will need to earn her first buckle at the Canadian Finals Rodeo championship. We follow Cassidy atop her trusty mare, Starbright, as she rises to the top of the circuit, throwing back shots of Jack Daniels and two-stepping along the way. Cassidy wrestles with her new-found fame, and just how far she will push herself and Starbright in pursuit of their dream.
Anna Chatterton’s Cowgirl Up is a magical, thought-provoking, irreverent new work that takes on rodeo culture from a whole new perspective.
Audience Considerations: Suggested for ages 12+
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes (no intermission).
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