NORTH POND Premieres at Houston's Match Theater
Inspired by a true story, NORTH POND, a new chamber musical, follows Joshua Knight, a hermit and thief who survived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, and Chelsea Marlowe, a budding reporter who tries to use his story as her big break. The story is told through an interview at a jail visiting room interjected with memories and flashbacks from Joshua's time in his forest camp, in the jail, and in court, both alone and pitted against members of society. Digging deeper into her article, Chelsea struggles to understand Joshua, eventually realizing that the story is not what she expected. The musical explores themes of privacy, connectivity, journalistic integrity, and nature, raising important questions about human communication and identity in an age of media saturation.
Music and Lyrics by Ben Morris (award-winning classical composer, Rice University)
Book and Lyrics by Will Inman (Bad Days - Kennedy Center staged reading, Lesbian Exhibit - Tulsa Fringe Festival)
Book by Julianne McAdams (New York State Summer Writer's Institute, 2017)
Directed by Darian Silvers (Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors - Adirondacks, Summer 2017)
NORTH POND will receive a staged reading on April 4th & 5th, 7:30 PM at Matchbox 2 @ MATCH Theater in Houston, TX, and is sponsored by Rice University and MUSIQA.
Tickets are available online and at the door: $22 Regular / $12 Students (with a valid ID) and Seniors (55 and up) https://matchouston.org/events/north-pond-musical
There will also be a free-to-attend concert version on April 15th, 7:30 PM at Rice University. Hirsch Orchestral Rehearsal Hall in Alice Pratt Brown Hall.
Learn more and Listen: http://www.northpondmusical.com