An Epic play
by Aaron Ricciardi
by Kelly Hoppenjans (music) and Aaron Ricciardi (lyrics)
Welcome to the U.S. of A. Other countries suffer biblical consequences for their filthy ways, but the U.S. of A. is the most perfect place on Earth — at least, that’s what Mr. Travel preaches every day on the nation’s only TV show. A trippy dystopian tale with an eclectic soundtrack, this Epic play with songs follows Teeny, Mr. Travel’s rule-breaking daughter. Teetering on adulthood and perplexed by this cruel world, Teeny learns to see past smoke and mirrors… and she starts a revolution. Mashing up styles that range from Brecht to dystopian fiction to South Park, this show turns the genre of musical theatre on its ear.
4 women, 4 men (8 total)
Workshop, 2013: Coriolis Theatre Company, Chicago
Workshop, 2011: Agnes Nixon Playwriting Festival, Northwestern University
Professional, 2014: New York Musical Theatre Festival, directed by Travis Greisler