Good Company Theatre, Ogden's newest theatre company, just announced its production of Sam Shepard and Patti Smith's "Cowboy Mouth."
It is billed as "An unapologetic tale of lust and rock 'n' roll written in response to dissolution of Smith and Shepard's own torrid affair in 1971, the one-act play peers into the lives of would-be rock god Slim (Austin Archer) and his biggest fan Cavale (Emilie Starr). The two spend their days trapped together in a claustrophobic tangle of stunted ambition, rock music, and psychotic infatuation. Their rundown hotel room is a powder keg of torment and inspiration where the two sing and argue and wrestle with their fantasies of themselves, longing to escape but incapable of doing so. After ordering a lobster dinner one evening their volatile relationship comes to an inevitable head."
"Cowboy Mouth" marks the directorial debut of Nicole Finney, who staged a small production of the show as a student at Weber State University in 2011. Local actors Austin Archer ("Assassins, Love: A Mixed-Media Cabaret") and Emilie Starr ("Next to Normal," "Saturday's Voyeur") reprise their roles as the leads. Advance tickets for Cowboy Mouth are $10, and are available at goodcotheatre.com. Tickets will also be available for $12 at the door before each performance. The play at 260 Historic 25th Street will run April 5 through 20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.