Goodnight Cowboy is a performance work that uses iconography from Margaret Wise Brown’s children’s book Goodnight Moon and American western films. Cherdonna explores the myth of the conquest of the west, false heroism, how this heroic event is a construct and a farce filled with melancholy. Goodnight Cowboy explores themes of loneliness, isolation, the silliness and limitations of American mythology, and delves into things that seem simple but are complex.
This work asks: What is wildness? What is tamable? What is America’s obsession with stereotypical masculinity, the illusion of masculinity, and the performance of masculinity?
** Join us Friday, June 10 for a talk back with Cherdonna and collaborators following the show! **
Public safety notice
NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available for those who need them. To be admitted, patrons ages 5+ will also be required to present either proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours. Boosters are strongly recommended, though not required for entry.
NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations at bit.ly/nwffcovidsafety