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butcher-holler2There will be a unique pop-up theater event happening 7pm, February 22 -23, 2015 at the Palm Beach Organics warehouse at 1344 South Killian Drive in Lake Park.

The play is Butcher Holler Here We Come, a pitch-black tragi-comic exposition of the human psyche that takes place when five miners are trapped in a coal mine cave in. The Brooklyn-based theatrical group, The Aztec Economy, is touring the show in Florida, bringing it to our area from Tampa.

The Aztec Economy is known for creating powerful theatrical experiences in minimalist fashion. Their original works have been featured at the Obie Award winning Ice Factory, Ohio Theatre, 3LD, P.S.122, Dixon Place, the Tank, Brick Theater, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn Fireproof, House of Yes, Big Sky Works, Steamship Lilac off the Hudson, New Orleans Fringe Festival, and the Fridge in Washington D.C.

My son, Adam Willson, is a member of Aztec Economy and I have seen several of their works. They have all been outstanding, including Butcher Holler, which I saw two years ago at the New Orleans Fringe Festival. It is among the most popular of their all-original plays and has been well received and well reviewed around the country.

It will be a homecoming performance of sorts for Adam, who grew up in Jupiter and graduated from Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The venue, Palm Beach Organics warehouse, is perfectly suited for this show, which requires a large open dark space so that the audience can be seated in an arrangement on the same level as the actors. The play is intense, claustrophobic and yet often funny.

Audience seating is limited to about 40 per night, so get your tickets early if you want to have an authentic Brooklyn art-scene theatrical experience right here in the Palm Beach area.

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