Out of the Box Theatrics will kick off its annual Building the Box series with a staged reading of The End of All Flesh, described as a "post-Apocalyptic bluegrass musical." The work features a book, music, and lyrics by Urinetown Tony winner Greg Kotis. The readings will be presented March 27 at 1 and 7 PM at TheaterLab, with tickets available to the public.
Set on a remote mountaintop sometime in the future, the work follows Ma, Pa, and Boy as they fight to stay alive after surviving the End Times.
Nathaniel P. Claridad will direct a cast including Ayun Halliday, Jakeim Hart, Kotis, and EJ Zimmerman. Musicians will include Melody Berger on fiddle, Hilary Hawke on banjo and guitar, Cesar Moreno on mandolin and guitar, and Yoshiki Yamada on upright bass. Adam Rothenberg is music supervisor, with music direction by Melody Berger. Ana Sophia Colón is stage manager.
Kotis is an Obie and Tony winner for his book and lyrics of Urintetown. His body of work also includes I Am Nobody, The Truth About Santa, The Sting, Lunchtime, Give the People What They Want, Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards, Yeast Nation, Pig Farm, Eat the Taste, and Jobey and Katherine.
For more information and tickets, visit OOTBTheatrics.com.