Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Factory Presents DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES at Joe's Pub
Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack presented Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street.
Book, Music, and Additional Lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen
Book, Archival Research, and Text by Jessica Kahkoska
Directed by Austin Regan
Discount Ghost Stories:
Discount Ghost Stories is an afterlife rock band of ghost musicians that explores the stories of souls forgotten by history. Incorporating text from historical archives and the American folk canon into lyrics, the band re-imagines the "tall tales around the campfire" tradition as multimedia rock concerts and albums.
Discount Ghost Stories was launched in September 2015 with the support of the Silver Plume Historical Society and the George Rowe Museum in Colorado and received a residency at the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University in June 2016.
Well Worn Words:
Utilizing both original lyrics and repurposed texts from historical archives and the nineteenth-century folk canon, the band tells the (mostly true) story of Clifford Griffin, a melancholic miner who ended his life in 1885 in the mountains outside Silver Plume, Colorado. As the band summons Clifford's spirit, they sing his story of obsession, wilderness and loss in the final hours before his death.
Music Direction: Luke McGinnis
Photos by Elizabeth Maney
Alexander Sage Oyen
Betsy Stewart and ElAnna White
Alexander Sage Oyen, Jessica Kahkoska, Luke McGinnis, and Evan Tyor
Discount Ghost Stories
Jessica Kahkoska and Alexander Sage Oyen