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Butcher Holler Here We Come

Following a cave collapse, five coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen and there own competing natures.

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Company: Ad Hoc Economy
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Butcher Holler Here We Come

Date: 25 Feb 2020

Created by the NYC-based theatre company Ad Hoc Economy, Butcher Holler Here We Come is a linguistic and immersive experience entirely lit by miners’ headlamps.

Following a cave collapse, five 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 dreams, criminal addictions, and fervent spirituality in a run-of-the-mill Appalachian community, Butcher Holler Here We Come is a thriller where secret desires, carnal urges, and hidden memories come boiling to the surface.

Told in near-to-total darkness, with the use of headlamps to illuminate the actors while they weave in and around the audience, the play invites a visceral, terrifying, and yet both funny and moving account of the life of miners.

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