STRANGERHORSE


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“Brian Dykstra already has an international reputation, well-grounded on his surpassing verbal pyrotechnics and an almost Hitchcockian sense of how an everyday encounter can be rewritten to rattle your timbers. Dykstra is not one of those playwrights who thinks that the American theater is supposed to be an aspirin for the middle class.” (read the full review)

Syracuse New Times

Stranger Horse

 

 

 

STRANGERHORSE at The Kitchen Theatre Company

With
Nick Barb, Matthew Boston, Brian Dykstra & Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

Directed by
Margarett Perry

 

 

 

Description

STRANGERHORSE explores homophobia, racism, assimilation and trust through quick-fire dialogue and Dykstra’s signature edgy comedy. When white, 30-something hospital administrator, Zach, meets tough, black, 16-year old, T-Rex, the two make easy assumptions about each other. But the situation soon becomes anything but typical, and their chance encounter becomes a fateful reckoning for Zach, T-Rex and Zach’s boyfriend, Graham. An edge-of-your-seat affair with more than one issue, problem and life in the balance.

Character Breakdown

4 Men

History

StrangerhorseWorld Premiere

Kitchen Theatre Company, Margarett Perry, Director

Workshop Productions

Access Theater (NYC), Margarett Perry, Director
Carnegie Mellon Summer New Plays Project, Margarett Perry, Director

StrangerhorseReadings

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
The Pittsburgh Public Theater
The Jose Quintero Theatre (NYC)
The Present Company (NYC)

Press

"Brian Dykstra already has an international reputation, well-grounded on his surpassing verbal pyrotechnics and an almost Hitchcockian sense of how an everyday encounter can be rewritten to rattle your timbers. Dykstra is not one of those playwrights who thinks that the American theater is supposed to be an aspirin for the middle class."

Syracuse New Times

"The play at every moment is about real people, real emotions, real strains in the human fabric that arise from and yet transcend racial and class differences…An intense portrait of love and betrayal in a compromised society."

Ithaca Journal

"Viewers perch on the edge of their seats!"

Ithaca Times

“Dykstra’s rich, multi-layered drama explores racism, prejudice and assimilation. It also poignantly addresses homophobia, ethics, trust and self-worth…highly impressive theater…a picture perfect play…more explosive than fireworks on the pier.”

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