Ode to the Man Who Kneels

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A musical about balladeers fighting for love in a small, western town.

Cast Requirements

3 men
2 women


“In Maxwell’s world, no introductions are necessary; people just start talking, or arguing, or singing together.”
—Hilton Als, The New Yorker

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“…(F)ive minute monologue at the beginning of the show was like the speech of a masochist pleading for understanding at the hands of an infinitely less intelligent sadist.”
—Als, The New Yorker

“With ungloved hands, “Ode” pulls to the surface feelings that underlie (westerns): the oppressiveness of being confined by open, empty spaces; the anxiety of living by shifting, improvised rules; the deathwatch of the Darwinian laws of the frontier.”
—Ben Brantley, The New York Times