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"Occupation: Dragonslayer"

July 31, 2016

 

Today, I start rehearsals for my next project... "Occupation: Dragonslayer"

Below is a blurb from www.dragonslayermusical.com about the musical and some history about Isle of Shoals, the nonprofit theatre organization producing the show.

 

"There will be many somber commemorations of 9/11 this year, the fifteenth anniversary of the event that turned our world upside down. This is not one of them.

 

Occupation: Dragonslayer began life as a commission from the Public Theatre -- just across the street from the Robert Moss Theatre where we will be performing. That embryonic version, Occupation: Troubadour, was presented as a Christmas musical by Trenton's professional theatre, Passage Theatre.  Despite the horrors of 9/11 -- not the least of which was the behavior of certain politicians and business leaders -- in the holiday season of 2002 the writers felt a need to memorialize something remarkable, the genuine spirit of those first few months afterwards.  Fifteen years later, that spirit remains a haunting memory.

 

Occupation: Dragonslayer is the heartwarming, melodious and totally engaging story of an extraordinary Everyman, his lethal nemesis, and the ordinary people caught up, each in their own unique way, by what happened on that "sky-of-blue September day." 

 

Christmas Eve, 2002, a year and a season after 9/11.  The doomed Tower Diner at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.  The loyal staff and eccentric regulars gather to raise one final toast before the wrecking ball strikes.  Enter a mysterious stranger, who seems to be a firefighter with no memory of who he is, but a preternatural ability to decipher the secrets of those he encounters.  With a fierce sense of purpose he battles the real estate profiteer cashing in on the tragedy, but in so doing uncovers the profound, sad secret of his own identity, paradoxically restoring hope to all the lonely strangers he encounters.

 

Back in 2002, when the wound was fresh, Bryan Williams and Lance Hewett created this mystical tale rooted in the events that changed our world in ways we couldn't have imagined at the time.  Lance passed away last February, but it had long been a dream of his to revisit the musical for this 15th anniversary year, to remind ourselves of the purity of spirit of a nation once united (mostly) by tragedy."

 

Our preview performance

Thursday, Sep 8th at 8pm (all tickets are only $10 for this performance!!!)

 

Performances are as follows:

Friday, Sep 9th at 8pm

Saturday, Sep 10th at 8pm

Sunday, Sep 11th at 3pm

Wednesday, Sep 14th at 8pm

Thursday, Sep 15th at 8pm

Friday, Sep 16th at 8pm

Saturday, Sep 17th at 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, Sep 18th at 8pm

Monday, Sep 19th at 8pm

Thursday, Sep 22nd at 8pm

Friday, Sep 23rd at 8pm

Saturday, Sep 24th at 2pm &8pm

Sunday, 25th at 8pm

 

Tickets are now available at:

http://occupation.brownpapertickets.com

General Admission -> $18

Students and Seniors -> $15

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