The CAP21 Theatre Company will kick off its 20th anniversary season Feb. 4 with the opening of Karen Mason's new play with music, Unfinished Business.
Mason previously presented the work as a concert reading as part of CAP21’s Benefit Series Concerts; now further developed, Mason's music and story are transformed into a theatrical event that will play CAP21’s intimate stage through Feb. 13.
Mason’s solo play, according to press notes, is a "tribute to her good friend and colleague, Brian Lasser." Lasser was a composer/lyricist and won an Emmy for his song "Hold Me." He also was Mason’s music director before his death in 1992.
Mason collaborated with Barry Kleinbort and Christopher Denny on Unfinished Business, which explores "sixteen years of discovery, friendship, laughter, music, and heartache through the songbook of Brian Lasser."
In a statement Mason said, “He [Brian] was not only a pivotal person in my life, he was a songwriter who's songs still speak to the human condition in a very human way. For the past 20 years, since he passed away, I have wanted to do a show with his music.”
Tickets are available for $18 at www.cap21.org or by calling (212) 807-0202. CAP21 is located at 18 West 18th Street.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You