Avarice features book and lyrics by J. William Bruce and music by Bruce and David A. Shenton. The cast will include Tom Ashton, composer-lyricist Bruce, Lorelei Mackenzie, Stuart Metcalf and Kristen Penner. Musical direction and orchestrations are by Joni Ernst.
Incorporating a mixture of rock, country, gospel and R & B music, Avarice, according to press notes, "tells the tale of five friends living in New York City in the late 1980’s. The story begins six months following graduation as the group of friends struggle with adulthood and their impending future. Over the course of one year they soon discover that the bond that was formed at eighteen may not be enough to overcome the obstacles they are about to face. Throughout their journey they begin to question many things about not only life but themselves as well."
The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher Street and 7th Avenue. Tickets are $10, and there is a two-drink minimum. To make reservations call (212) 255-5428 or log on to www.theduplex.com.