Murders, Suicides & Animal Crackers.
The hardest thing about being from a small town is getting out alive. "Bucolic" is a dark musical comedy about the dangers of small town living and is based on true stories of murders, suicides, murder-suicides, and accidental deaths involving corn. Employing a mix of storytelling and musical vignettes, this piece shines a light on the towns most people only fly over in airplanes. I'm currently developing this project with director/choreographer Wendy Seyb.
"Half News from Lake Woebegon, half Addams Family Values,” and served with a grinning dollop of “My Favorite Murder,” this hour-and-fifteen-minute musical is a good-natured stand-up act, strung together with deftly written and sung sketches of the playwright’s surprisingly macabre upbringing."
- FromThe Reviews Hub review of the May 2019 workshop performance.