The Warehouse Theatre Company this weekend is producing “Horse Girls,” a dark comedy that promises to have audience members on the edge of their seats.
“It’s a wild ride,” third-year student Caitlin Castro said.
This is the first time the play has been produced at Stephens and only the second time the play has been at a college since it debuted a year ago.
A one-act play by Jenny Rachel Weiner, “Horse Girls” follows an exclusive middle school horse club based out of Ashleigh, the club president’s home, located on her family’s elaborate stables.
Ashleigh is the quintessential “mean girl,” but when club members learn that stables are being slated for demolition and the horses sold to slaughter, she quickly loses control.
“There’s tension and tension until it finally breaks,” Castro said, adding that a fight scene concludes with murder by horse show trophy. “It’s a very dark comedy and plays at the stereotypes."
She said it was a perfect fit for Stephens because of the large all-female cast and because of its contemporary edge.
“It’s edgier than what we put on at the main stage, and it’s a new work, which is what we mostly go for,” she said. “Plus, everyone loved it and wanted to do it.”
Audiences can expect a purely entertaining production with a contemporary setting and simple set. Second-year theatre major Madison Welch will play the main character with a strong cast. “It will be a lot of fun,” Castro said.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee in the Warehouse Theatre. Tickets.
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