Robi Hager's Captive Eyes Will Be Presented in Concert at The Bitter End

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13 Aug 2013

Actor and composer Robi Hager will present a concert version of his original musical Captive Eyes at The Bitter End Aug. 21.

Captive Eyes features music and lyrics by Hager and book by Stacy Davidowitz. The concert, which begins at 9:30 PM, will feature an eight-piece band. 

"Fragmented memories of Captive Eyes torture 25 year-old Jace as he struggles to live a normal life," press notes state. "Upon a compulsory search for these pair of eyes, Jace is awakened to theories of conspiracy that send him down the rabbit hole of paranoia and self destruction. But those eyes are real. They belong to a nurse at the psychiatric hospital where Jace has checked in as an inpatient. United after twenty years, brother and sister embark on a journey to unearth and confront their shared traumatic past."

The band includes Marques Walls (Lysistrata Jones), Freddy Hall (Love's Labour's Lost), Alan Stevens Hewitt (Lysistrata Jones), Hiroko Taguchi (Kinky Boots), Olivier Manchon (Spring Awakening), Alon Bisk (Spring Awakening), Charity Wicks (Billy Elliot) and John Arida.

Hager's stage credits include the Broadway casts of Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He has performed at Joe's Pub, The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall.



Davidowitz's playwriting work includes Pink, The Rubber Room, Joan: Voices in the Fire, Sacred Water, Camp Rolling Hills, Run. Run. Stop and There's a Light on Yonder Mountain. She has performed in Twelfth Night, Church, Phoenician Women, King Lear, Meda, The Bacchae and The Threepenny Opera.

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