Peggy Jo Tallas began robbing banks in an effort to fund her mother’s hospital bills. She would don a fake beard and a cowboy hat, while eluding police for years to continue her spree of robberies, long after paying her mother’s expenses. This all came to a head in a stand off with law enforcement as Tallas met her demise holding a toy pistol that police believed to be a real weapon. She was shot dead.
Denver’s Buntport Theatre and Boulder’s square product theatre are teaming up to present a world premiere original play “Peggy Jo and the Desolate Nothing” opening this weekend. As stated in their press release, “an inherently fake play about a real life bank robber” they aim to recreate some of Peggy Jo’s wacky criminal adventures that ultimately lead up to the final roundup for Cowboy Bob, aka Peggy Jo.
This is a first time collaboration between the two and both Buntport and square product are theatre companies whose mission is to create and perform original, edgy works. Both troupes are finishing their seasons with “Peggy Jo”, so be sure to check out this collaborative effort of two fine theatrical organizations while you can!
Peggy Jo and the Desolate Nothing
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00
May 30th-June 21st
There are two Sunday performances: June 8th and 15th at 3:00
There is one Monday performance: June 9th
Tickets are $16 ($13 for students and seniors)
Opening and closing nights are $20 and include a food and drink reception
Thursday June 5th and Monday June 9th are pay-what-you-can
All performances are at Buntport Theater
717 Lipan Street in Denver