Connect/Disconnect, with Laws and Keeling, Begins MITF Run July 21

News   Connect/Disconnect, with Laws and Keeling, Begins MITF Run July 21
The American premiere of Connect/Disconnect, starring Heather Laws (Company, The Boy from Oz) and Derek Keeling (Grease), begins performances as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival July 21.

Rick Jacobs (Eating Raoul, Golden Boy) directs the two-person production that runs through Aug. 2 at the June Havoc Theatre.

Featuring a score by Jan-Erik Sääf and a libretto by Owen Robertson, the musical is described as such: "It's 2009. In London, a policewoman is looking for a real man, and a young lad is just looking for fun. In New York, a husband is trying to find his true identity, and a wife is afraid to shatter a perfect illusion. This comedy/drama asks what does it take to connect to people when we have a million ways to communicate but are losing the skill to talk face-to-face?"

The 90-minute English-language presentation of Connect/Disconnect is based on the original Swedish version that featured a libretto by Ola Hörling. The musical has been in development for ten years with incarnations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Germany.

For tickets, priced $15-$18, visit MidtownFestival.

The June Havoc Theatre is located within the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex at 312 West 36th Street.

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