In 2017, Theatre Synesthesia partnered with New York's Aztec Economy to bring Casey Wimpee's "Butcher Holler Here We Come" to Austin's First Street Studio. Playing from May 18th - June 3rd, the five character play had a revolving cast throughout the four week run.
Synopsis: 1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unravelling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Brutally weaving through family histories, complicated friendships, crooked politics, childhood visions, audacious hopes, eerie dreams, criminal addictions, and fervent spirituality in this run-of-the-mill Appalachian community, Butcher Holler Here We Come is a descent into the male psyche-in-crisis where secret desires, carnal urges, and hidden memories come boiling to the surface in a primitive territory of Earth that mirrors the subliminal mind.
Directed by Leah Bonvisuto