NAPLES, NY (June 2022)
Bristol Valley Theater, the Finger Lakes' award-winning live professional theater, will continue its Summer Season with the laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, Cowboy Versus Samurai.
Written by Michael Golamco, Cowboy Versus Samurai is a fresh twist on the Cyrano de Bergerac story. Travis Park, a modest high school English teacher, is falling for the new Korean American math teacher, Veronica Lee. But Veronica, who has only ever dated white guys, is smitten with Travis's dimwitted cowboy friend, Del. Travis agrees to help Del find the right words to win Veronica's affection, but in the process all three discover what they are really looking for in their search for love.
“Cowboy Versus Samurai is a play about finding ones community. Sometimes the people we find challenge us to become our true selves,” says Executive Artistic Director Karin Bowersock. “Travis and Veronica teach each other to love deeply – to not only look past the color of one's skin, but to love yourself first.”
The cast features Patrick Elizalde as Travis, Christine Fang as Veronica, Anthony Leung as Chester, and Micah Weese as Del. The creative team consists of director Joshua Lau, scenic designer Shelley Barish, lighting designer Hope Debelius, sound and projections designer Sydney Smith, and costume designer Samantha Miller.
Performances run from June 30 – July 10 at the theater at 151 S. Main Street in Naples. Performance times are June 30 – July 2 at 8pm, July 3 at 2pm, July 6-7 at 2pm, July 7-9 at 8pm, and July 10 at 2pm. Ticket prices are $40 for adults, $38 for seniors, and $27 for groups of 15 or more. For reservations and further information, call the box office at 585-374-6318 or visit www.bvtnaples.org.
In compliance with guidance from the CDC, New York State, and Broadway, BVT will require masks for entry to all events.
Bristol Valley Theater's 2022 season continues through September 4 with Once, The Book Club Play, It's a Small World (or The Robot Play), and Amy and the Orphans.
Cowboy Versus Samurai is sponsored by Lake Country Woodworkers. The 2022 Season Sponsor is Constellation Brands with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts.