Bella: An American Tall Tale
Playwrights Horizons Commission
New York Premiere
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you’ve never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!
Ms. Childs possesses an enthusiastic, generous spirit and playful wit that are naturally suited to musicals.—Ben Brantley, The New York Times