"When you’re thrown you gotta try to get clear of all the moving bits, heavy bits. Hooves, horns. Try to guess where the current is going to ground, and move the opposite. That’s what’s going to keep you whole."
Drama, 60 mins | 1F, 2M
A backwoods televangelist. A bull rider. A secret exorcism. Hoyt has a demon. At least, he believes so – needs Reverend Vaughn to believe so. There’s something dark and slippery in him that makes him wild, furious – makes him drink too much and pull the branches off trees, scream, wreck things. On the worst nights it follows him home. That’s why he’s here, really: Liz. Liz. Bold and resilient Liz has one foot out the door. But this time it’s going to be different. Liz is pregnant – a new beginning. Hoyt is desperate. He needs to see to his demon – needs Vaughn – which is why he’s come. Of course, you can’t really know what’s in a person.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Headwaters New Play Festival (Creede, Colorado) - Finalist
REVIEWS & MEDIA
"...[an] explosively powerful new work that marries the wild charisma of the iconic West with the visceral allure of contemporary fanatical evangelism in snake churches of the deep South."
- Quesnel Observer (Quesnel, BC)
"Powerful ... This edgy and intense drama was an incredible emotional challenge for the three actors and gripped the audience also..."
- Northumberland News (Cobourg, ON)
2018 Northumberland Players Cobourg, ON, CANADA
2015 The Sunset Theatre Wells, BC, CANADA
2014 The Sunset Theatre Wells, BC, CANADA (Reading)
2014 National Theatre School Montreal, QC, CANADA (Reading)