SkyPilot Theatre Co. to Present THE ISLAND, 7/13-8/18
THE ISLAND is a new musical that re-imagines Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST in a modern-day alternate timeline where Queens, Dukes and Sorceresses all vie for control of Italy's city-states. The sorceress Prospera and her daughter Miranda have been stranded on The Island for fifteen years when a passing plane offers them a chance at revenge and escape. An eclectic score of traditional musical theatre, big band, pop, and even hip-hop retells the epic tale. Featuring original music from the songwriting team behind SkyPilot Theatre Co.'s EARTHBOUND, which earned a "Pick of the Week" from LA Weekly.
Jonathan Price (Book & Music) is the composer of SkyPilot's Earthbound (LA Weekly's "Pick of the Week") with book writer Adam Hahn and lyricist Chana Wise. He is the composer and co-librettist, with Jeff Goode and Jan Michael Alejandro, of the award-winning chamber opera ÆSOPERA, premiering June 2013 at The Hollywood Fringe Festival. His film scores include New Line's Cyber Wars, Showtime's Rustin, and Screen Media's Girl Meets Boy. For SkyPilot, Price has written the one-acts Lucky Penny and Rednecks Are Red/Violators Are Blue, as well as the musical one-acts Reel People and Wandering Willows (with lyricist Chana Wise). www.jonathanprice.com
SkyPilot Theatre Company is a non-profit ensemble of resident playwrights, actors, directors and designers exclusively producing provocative, compelling and challenging new works. THE ISLAND is SkyPilot's first production in 2013.
Starring: Catherine Davis Cox, JR Esposito, Jude Evans, Ashley Fuller, Jason Kobielus, Lindsey Mixon, Brett Newton, Mark Ostrander, and Allison Perkins
THE ISLAND runs July 13-August 18, 2013 on Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm at T.U. Studios, 10943 Camarillo St. North Hollywood, CA 91602.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.SkyPilotTheatre.com or at 800-838-3006.