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ORIGINAL INNOCENCE Premieres at ISSUE Project Room During March 2011

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FRI 3.25: Original Innocence - A new opera by Dave Nuss and Eric Sanders ($12/Members $10).

Original Innocence, ISSUE Project Room's first operatic commission, is a rock opera conceived by Dave Nuss and Eric Sanders. Based in the Depression-era South, a traveling troupe of performers from a new religious sect dramatically depict their theology in a tent-meeting style "passion play" about the creation of the world. While their tale includes familiar characters from the Biblical narrative -- Adam, Eva, Lucifer, and Satan -- the purpose of their myth is to redefine humanity not as corrupted by but founded on the concept of "original sin." The narrative tells of the pre-historical mythology of our world, offering a tale of Adam and Eva's "first love" in which their "sin" ultimately leads to our "salvation" - a celebration of our physical existence, ability to love unconditionally, and opportunity to be liberated from desire and suffering.

Eric Sanders is a New York City-based playwright and producer. He is the author of the hit fightsical "Last Life" at the Ohio Theatre and Brick Theater, directed by Timothy Haskell. Other shows include "The Wendigo," "Ixomia," "fuckplays," "Dread Awakening," "Oblivia," "Faint," "Heartless," "The Hillside," and "It's a Dry Heat." Eric was the Associate Producer on the musical "Xanadu" on Broadway, as well as the hit indie-rock musical "Hostage Song" at the Kraine Theater. He is currently working on his first feature film, "Night of the Long Knives," which he is writing and directing.

Dave Nuss has been an active part of the NYC musical community for nearly twenty years. Currently he is working on promotional projects with FeralHouse Press (Seattle) and Process Media (LA, CA) on music related to new American religious movements. After completing an extensive audio-archiving project on the Source Family and Yahowha 13 (based in Hawaii), he created the band Sabbath Assembly to perform the hymns of the Process Church of the Final Judgment, a UK-based apocalyptic 70's cult.

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