Tix $35 AND UP
ARS NOVA AND SOHO REP. PRESENT
The premiere of a new musical
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
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 powers. Don’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
ANDREW R. BUTLER
KRISTINE HARUNA LEE
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
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.
The projected start time of each FEED event is 4:45pm and the events will last between 30 and 40 minutes.