In the new indie-rock musical "two Americans are bound and blindfolded in a war-torn country," according to press notes. "Facing an uncertain fate, they take refuge in music, memory and each other in this unconventional new indie-rock musical."
Jarrow describes the work as "a moody, moving, sometimes quite funny examination of two American hostages being held abroad." Featuring a book by Clay McLeod Chapman, Hostage Song also promises a love story.
Oliver Butler directs the musical with a cast including book writer Chapman as well as Paul Thureen, Hanna Cheek, Hannah Bos and Abe Goldfarb. The cast will be backed by a live band headed by Kyle Jarrow and including Drew St. Aubin, Paul Bates and Jonathan Sherrill.
The creative team for Hostage Song includes Amanda Rehbein (set design), Mike Riggs (lighting design) and Sean Tribble (costume design).
For the stage, Jarrow also penned the Obie-winning A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, Gorilla Man, Armless, Trigger, Rip Me Open and Love Kills, which was featured in the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Hostage Song will play a limited engagement at the Kraine Theater April 4-26. Tickets, priced $18, are available by phoning (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.HorseTrade.info.
The Kraine Theater is located in Manhattan at 85 East 4th Street.