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THE BURNT PART BOYS at the Third Street Theatre


Photo by Elizabeth Mercer











   Bob Verini -   ArtsInLA

The Burnt Part Boys, now at the Third Street Theater in a co-production with West Coast Ensemble Theater, is an energetic hoot-’n’-hollerin’ musical play that would benefit from a little less hoot-’n’-hollerin’ and a little more straight talk. Read more…

David C. Nichols – LA Times

If “Floyd Collins” and “Stand By Me” joined forces, the results might resemble “The Burnt Part Boys” at Third Street Theatre.  Mariana Elder, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen’s chamber tuner about the lingering legacy of a West Virginia mining disaster receives an impressive West Coast premiere. Read more…

Les Spindle –  Frontiers L.A.

Making its L.A. debut, The Burnt Part Boys, which had its New York bow at Playwrights Horizons in 2010, at first brings to mind Adam Guettel’s fact-inspired 1996 musical drama, Floyd Collins. Like that earlier show, Burnt Part Boys offers a folk-tale-styled story that revolves around a tragic mining accident in the backwoods of America. Read more…

Now running through October 20.

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