Come & Take It Live
"...When traveling with Stephen Pruitt and Rebecca Whitehurst, prepare to cover vast distances. The wastes of West Texas..."
"...She's created two original storylines and woven through them compositions by Fauré, Brahms, Schubert, and others that relate to the characters' circumstances. Alongside the vocalists who perform the songs in character are dancers portraying other characters, their movements choreographed by Rebecca Whitehurst..."
"...Like a kind of anti-Portia, this lover of Tito's argued against mercy, stressing the danger to him and the empire that would result from leaving a deadly enemy alive and unpunished. Her suit was persuasive, given the forceful words that Austin writer Rebecca Whitehurst armed her with and the passion with which they were delivered by actor Taji Senior, but it went unheard by Tito..."
"..."For Berenice, telling the story is an act of cleansing," says Rebecca Whitehurst, who collaborated on We Might Be Struck by Lightning and was tapped to pen Berenice's lines. She found it crucial to root them in personal need..."
"...4) WE MIGHT BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Anyone familiar with “personal journeys of love, loss, depression, and redemption” – and who among us isn’t, if they’re more than five months out of the cradle? – anyone, we say, will likely dig this dance-enhanced chamber opera wrangled by Rebecca Herman, Peter Stopschinski, and Rebecca Whitehurst, replete with classical compositions and unleashed within the soaring angularities of the Mexican American Cultural Center this weekend...."
"...Atwood's vocals are unhinged but vulnerable, similar to the Meat Purveyors' Jo Walston or Sincola's Rebecca Cannon, and capable of both throat-ripping rants like "Jean-Luc Picard" and swooning Latino lost-love ballads like "Tejano." Behind her, the band tears it up like a kitten digging into a stack of old newspapers. Chepo Peña's buzzsaw guitar, Rebekah Whitehurst's slippery bass, and Terri Lord's whipcrack drums crystallize Atwood's manic-panic energy without sacrificing any of the melodic theatrics you'd expect from people fond of both the Go-Go's and Kiss..."