A New Brain

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Written by:

William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by:

Tru Verret-Fleming

Musical Directions by:

Becki Toth

Music and Lyrics by:

William Finn

Dates:

Friday, February 18, 2022 to Sunday, February 27, 2022

Show Times:

Tuesday thru Saturday 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM

Location:

Charity Randall Theatre
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By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. What was thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable, and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.


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A NEW BRAIN is presnted by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.