Music, Lyrics and Text by Dave Malloy
Directed by Marie Farsi
Produced by Crow’s Theatre and Eclipse Theatre Company
Featuring Beau Dixon, Hailey Gillis, Kira Guloien and Andrew Penner
A haunted song cycle about love, death and whiskey.
A camera breaks and four friends drink, in interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder.
Murder ballads, doo-wop, jazz noise, and raucous campfire drinking songs collide in the Canadian premiere of this surreal chamber musical from Dave Malloy, composer of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.