Developed with and directed by Christine McHugh
YEE-HAW! Grab onto your hats and take a
wild ride through topics of love, sex, death, beauty, aging, and more as seen
through the eyes of 11 unforgettable characters and their horses. You'll laugh, cry,
and be disturbed in full measure as you enter the crazy, profound and daring mind of award
winning playwright, Nancy Conger.
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Food for Something Else
Meet a retired
teacher who trades in her car for a horse to start living sustainably.
Bring Out Your Dead
The driver of a rendering truck,
Sandy Wurm, picks up dead horses for a living and gives us her matter-of-fact views about
Top Of The World
A seven-year-old reminds us of
the confidence and power of young girls as she charges around on her stick horse and
makes plans to buy a pony with her $318.00.
I Just Love 'Em
See fanaticism in the horse lover form!
I Need 'Em Young & Pretty
A Saddlebred rider grooms
herself for competition, ruminating on trading in her 16-year-old horse for a
younger, fresher one, as she fights her own aging.
Watch Me Run
A woman finds her power through the horse
It's Their Butts
There's so much to love about a horse! Hear her tell all.
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Minnesota Public Radio
Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer:
out what Thisweek Online Newspaper says:
Johnson's Thisweek Online
what audiences are saying about
"The Truth About Women and Horses":
- "It left me feeling deeply satisfied with what is true and right about
life - what a gift!" Elyse Napolitano, San Francisco, CA
- "You made me laugh, cry, think, get angry, love deeply, and you pushed me
to some uncomfortable edges, and did I say it made me laugh?
Brilliant!" Sandi Davis, CA
- "After the performance I said the show was remarkable. Now I call it
extraordinary. The feeling and insights in your writing and performing were a work
of artistic beauty. The messages and memories you've left me with are awesome - in
the true sense of the word." Earl McGovern, MN
- "I haven't stopped thinking about your one-woman show. It was one of
the best shows I've seen in a long, long time. What hilarity! What creativity!
What poignant messages about women, men and kids and the animal world and our
natural spirit." Jeff Jacobson, CA
- "Your show was absolutely wonderful. All 11 skits were right
on. We loved your social and political messages as well as the humor."
Jean & Joe Crocker, Cambridge, MN
- "It was a smashing success. She had the audience laughing, crying,
embarrassed, delighted, and more. She makes us see what we are capable of, both love
and brutality, seeing our humanness. Everyone I talked to was moved deeply."
Mike Kulczyk, St. Paul, MN
"These monologues were
specifically crafted not only to entertain, but also to provide food for thought. If ever
there were a show perfectly suited for a ladies' night, it is this one."
-Duluth News Tribune
"Nancy Conger brought the
house down with her delightful one-woman show."