The Shaggs — with book by Joy Gregory; music by Gunnar Madsen; lyrics by Gregory and Madsen; and story by Gregory, Madsen and John Langs — is a fact-inspired story set in New Hampshire in the early '70s, when a working class dad (Friedman) has a vision of rock 'n' roll destiny for his three talentless daughters (Hood, Sokolovic and Walton). According to PH notes, "[He's] convinced they're his family's one-way ticket out of hardship and obscurity. But the girls have ideas of their own — and as their father's ambition turns to obsession, the price of familial obligation becomes all too clear."
Here's a look at the cast:
The show will play PH's Mainstage Theater starting May 12. Opening is June 7.
The performance schedule for The Shaggs will be Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Beginning Monday, April 4, single tickets, $75, may be purchased online via TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8 PM daily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).
For more information about the not-for-profit co-producers, visit www.playwrightshorizons.org or www.nytw.org.