Horse Country

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DOI: 10.5040/9781472515186.00000002
Roles: Male (2) , Female (0) , Neutral (0)

Bob and Sam are two regular guys chewing the fat, putting the world to rights over a bottle of Jack Daniels and a game of poker, apparently trapped in an empty bar-room in this latter-day American Waiting for Godot. Conversation is rapid-fire and ranges from God and fishing to gambling and art, building to a deeply-felt exploration of the values of mainstream America. What emerges through their extraordinary dialogue is a portrait of a culture caught in a painful flux; a dichotomy between a nostalgic, reactionary sentiment and a desire to forge ahead with something new.

Horse Country was a fringe hit at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002, winning the Best of the Fringe Firsts prize, before transferring to the Riverside Studios, London

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Bloomsbury Publishing

C. J. Hopkins

ISBN: 9780413774071

Series: Modern Plays

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