Just how many heartbreaks does it take to write a country song?

Sidle up to the bar at the Horseshoe Tavern where big-haired, sweet-voiced country darling Charlane Tucker is booked to play a set of barroom classics. She's not shy about the motor behind her cross-country tour: get her heart broken enough times to be sad enough to write the perfect country song. But her live show— with the Horseshoe's stellar house band— veers wildly off course when a past fling unexpectedly turns up. You have a front row seat for a night of whiskey-fueled drama. A story about not giving up, despite the odds, 100 Heartbreaks is a raucous send-up of and love song to the good ol' days of country music. 

The show features 17 brand-new, old-school country songs! Music, book and lyrics by Joanna Garner.

Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Depending on theater/performance venue set up, drinks can be served before, during, and after the show. 

100 Heartbreaks was developed through Seattle Repertory Theatre's New Play Program, Northwest Playwrights Alliance, Capitol Hill Arts Center, and Bumbershoot Arts and Culture Festival

The play premiered in Austin, TX, for a sold-out run at the Sahara Lounge, directed by Jess Hutchinson with music direction by Peter Stopschinski



a brilliant, hilarious, short-n-sweet, southern-fried hoot
— Three Imaginary Girls Music Blog (Seattle)

Photographer: Steve Rogers