APRIL 21 22 24** 28 29 30*
MAY 5 6 7*
**Special Monday Night Pay-What-You-Want Performance
THE 5 & DIME
112 East Adams St
A New Brain
by WILLIAM FINN and JAMES LAPINE
From Tony-award winners William Finn and James Lapine, here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the spectre of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. What was thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.