F. Michael Haynie, Katrina Rose Dideriksen and More Will Sing Rob Rokicki's Monstersongs in Concert
18 Oct 2013
The Libra Theater Company will present Monstersongs, a new piece that combines a live rock concept album and a graphic novel — from the point of view of misunderstood monsters — Oct. 20 at (le) Poisson Rouge.
Featuring a score by composer-lyricist Rob Rokicki, additional lyrics by Joe Iconis (The Black Suits) and illustrations by Dave O'Neill (Shankman & O'Neill children's book series), Monstersongs will begin at 9:30 PM.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.