On a cool and sunny Thursday afternoon, the cast of “Tumacho,” a new play with music by Ethan Lipton, gathered at 440 Studios in the East Village to rehearse. It’s a western tale with country-influenced songs, and Celia Keenan-Bolger and her husband, John Ellison Conlee, were singing on horses.
“And I will learn … ” the ensemble crooned.
Mr. Conlee: “I will learn to love my burdens.”
“I will leave … ”
Ms. Keenan-Bolger: “I will leave behind regret.”
It sounded like your typical aspirational, “I want” musical-theater song. Except for the part where a jaguar, played by Jennifer Lim, roared into the scene and pounced on Ms. Keenan-Bolger.
Read the rest here at the New York Times.