Killing Republicans -A Rock Opera- Gala Opening Night

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Killing Republicans -A Rock Opera- Gala Opening Night

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 8:00pm

After the performance, we will have an audience discussion with the cast, director and playwright, led by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Lynn Nottage
Craft beers and Feltman's gourmet hot dogs will be served.

The plot of KILLING REPUBLICANS is a fantasy conversation among First Class passengers on a transatlantic flight:

Jodie Foster the actress...
Goodness Gracious a Nigerian pop singer ...
and her husband,  Billy Bob From Biloxi a rich rockabilly oil rig foreman...

They have drinks, talk politics and sing about the history of assassination attempts on Republicans from Abe Lincoln and Senator Charles Sumner, through McKinley, Garfield, Roosevelt, Ford and Reagan.  They sometimes sing about "Poor People In Coach" and other times wonder who really ended slavery, Lincoln the Republican or Democrat Lyndon Banes Johnson?

Songs are influenced by music style including the Ramones in a punk anthem also inspired by Walt Whitman "Oi, Captain!  My Captain"; Sex Pistols inspired "It's A New Century,Republicans";  Hendrix inspired "Love Republicans";  Hardcore Thrash Metal inspired "That's When We Googled Garfield"; SonicYouth inspired "We Must Be Suffering Jetlag"; and  Johnny Cash inspired "The Ballad of Teddy Roosevelt"

BillyBob from Biloxi: Nikos Brisco
Jodie Foster: Juliet Schaefer
Goodness Gracious: Jessi Williams
Jet Stream: Celina Leroy
Jet Stream: Amanda Jencsik

Book & Lyrics: Dick D. Zigun
Original Music: Cristian Amigo
Director: Terry O'Reilly
Sound & Video Design: Dennis Catalfumo
Scenic & Costume Design: Kate Dale
Scenery & Properties: Alix Martin
Stage Manager: Amanda Jencsik

Check out the NY Daily News Article
Check out the The Brooklyn Paper Article
Check out the Brokelyn Article
Check out the Coney Island Blog Article
Check out the Metro Article

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Funded in part by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

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