Futurity has music and lyrics by The Lisps' César Alvarez and a book by Molly Rice and Alvarez. The presentation also features cast members Maya Ferrara, Chelsey Donn, Grant O'Brien and Jillian Tully. Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, Tommy) appeared in earlier workshops of the sci-fi Civil War musical created by the Brooklyn-based band The Lisps.
The musical "tells the story of Julian Munro, a young Union Soldier in the Civil War who is an aspiring inventor and science fiction visionary. Together with his brilliant mentor, the famous metaphysician Ada Lovelace, Julian escapes the horrors and monotony of his daily life by dreaming up a high-tech dystopian future. In their far-fetched visions they devise an omnipotent steam-powered artificial intelligence that is destined to end war and all of humanity’s miseries."
Opening the final concert at 8 PM is Cynthia Hopkins performing from The Truth: A Tragedy.
For tickets, priced $10, visit ArsNova. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street in Midtown Manhattan.