Cowboy Cat: the musical to premiere at the Minnesota Fringe Festival

Local playwright J.L. Charrier’s newest play is set in the fictional western town of Catspurr, Wyomesota.  This year marks Foxhill Studios’ fifth time producing at Fringe.  Charrier began playwriting and directing with the Encore-winning dramedy “Office at Night” in 2015 and has been performing on stage for over 30 years.

Cowboy Cat:  the musical was inspired by a road trip through Wyoming in 2020 paired with experiences working with a St. Paul cat shelter, Feline Rescue. Charrier selected old cowboy song favorites, wrote the arrangements and reworked the lyrics. “I was inspired by western parodies such as Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles, the oddball humor of Minnesota’s own Coen brothers and Monty Python. Cowboy Cat is irreverent, full of pop culture references and involves audience participation at the conclusion. After two years of COVID-19, it was time for a good laugh and a heartwarming ending.”

Cowboy Cat:  the musical will be presented at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis. Showtimes are  on August 4 at 10 p.m., August 7 at 8:30 p.m., August 10 at 7 p.m., August 12 at 5:30 p.m. and August 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Camden resident, Mikayla Bode, is a supporting actor in this show. 

The Minnesota Fringe Festival runs August 4-14 and held at various locations. For the full schedule visit The Fringe is a non-profit theatre organization in its 29th season of production in the Twin Cities area. Its mission is “to connect adventurous artists with adventurous audiences.”