ARS NOVA AND SOHO REP. PRESENT

The premiere of a new musical

FUTURITY

Music by César Alvarez with The Lisps

Lyrics & Book by César Alvarez

Directed by Sarah Benson

in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays

AT THE CONNELLY THEATER (220 EAST 4TH STREET)

FINAL EXTENSION! MUST CLOSE NOVEMBER 22!

 

 

SEXY PRODUCTION SHOTS

 

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Production photos by Ben Arons and Julieta Cervantes

HEAR WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT FUTURITY

Two people try to imagine their way out of impossible circumstances in FUTURITY – an avant-Americana musical by indie band The Lisps. Julian is a Civil War soldier dreaming of a technological utopia. Ada is a mathematical genius thousands of miles away. Together, they’re going to invent a machine to end one of the darkest periods in our history. An electrifying concert-story featuring an army of musicians. 

NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS PICK! Some of the most lovely and inventive music you can hear on a New York stage right now…folk-inflected ballads and anthems that manage to sound both entirely contemporary and eerily of the past… How refreshing to meet a musical that has too much on its mind, rather than too little. [FUTURITY] can only help advance an art form that often seems unable to imagine itself a new future.” – NEW YORK TIMES

FUTURITY commands you to drop your arms and raise your hands. A celebration of music’s transcendent powersDon’t worry about why you’re getting uplifted, just surrender.” – VILLAGE VOICE

“César Alverez is changing the american musical form, and the world” – AMERICAN THEATRE

Positively gasp-worthy. Those who like their theater messy and beautiful are liable to fall in love with FUTURITY.” – THEATERMANIA

“FUTURITY is indelibly human-made; no musical-making machine could ever achieve such an imaginative and singular result.” – CULTUREBOT

FEATURING

CÉSAR ALVAREZ 
ANDREW R. BUTLER 
FRED EPSTEIN 
ERIC FARBER 
EAMON GOODMAN 
KAREN KANDEL 
KRISTINE HARUNA LEE 
MIA PIXLEY
KAMALA SANKARAM  
JESSIE SHELTON 
DARIUS SMITH 
STORM THOMAS 
SAMMY TUNIS 

THE TEAM

Choreography | DAVID NEUMANN 
Set Design | EMILY ORLING & MATT SAUNDERS 
Percussion and Contraption Design | ERIC FARBER 
Lighting Design | YI ZHAO 
Costume Design | EMILY ORLING 
Sound Design | MATT TIERNEY 
Props Design | NOAH MEASE 
Fight Choreography | J. DAVID BRIMMER 
Music Director | CÉSAR ALVAREZ 
Dramaturg | JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY 
Script Development & Additional Text | MOLLY RICE 
Production Stage Manager | TERRI K. KOHLER 

 

DETAILS

99-cent Sunday tickets for FUTURITY will be offered on October 11 and October 25. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes prior to each performance. 99-Cent Sundays for FUTURITY are sponsored by Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman.

Limited rush tickets ($30 or $20 for students with valid ID) are available for most performances on a first-come, first-served basis and are distributed 15-minutes prior to each performance.

FEED Events look at three key subjects surrounding FUTURITY after three Sunday matinees. All events will take place at the Connelly Theater following the 3pm performance. All are welcome. 

October 17th - WINNING THE WAR ON WAR
October 24th - THE LEFT FIELD MUSICAL

November 7th - MAKING (AND IMAGINING) A STEAM BRAIN

The projected start time of each FEED event is 4:45pm and the events will last between 30 and 40 minutes.