Undermain Theatre, through special arrangement with Wixen Music Publishing, is pleased to announce the theatrical premiere of Neil Young’s Greendale. The rock opera by the legendary singer - songwriter will be adapted for the stage by Undermain Theatre on March 29-May 3, 2008. This song cycle has been compared to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesberg Ohio as a portrait of the changing face of small town America.
Performed with a live band and sung by an ensemble cast, Greendale explores the lives of three generations of the Green family through themes ranging from corruption to mass media consolidation to environmentalism. Described by Neil Young as a “musical novel”, Greendale was released in 2003 as an album (voted one of the best albums of 2003 by Rolling Stone Magazine), a film, and a rock tour. It is soon to be published as a graphic novel and this spring it will be produced as a play premiering at Undermain.
“The listener is left practically breathless with the beauty, hope, pathos and power of the music and the story.” – Neil Strauss, The New York Times
Undermain Theatre performances are Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. Previews are March 26-28. Tickets are Wed and Thurs $15, Fri $20, and Sat $25. Undermain is located at 3200 Main Street at Murray Street in Deep Ellum. Discounts are available for seniors, students and KERA members. Call 214.747.5515 or visit www.undermain.org. For press information: Lisa Taylor, 214-943-1099 or [email protected].
Official Website: http://undermain.org
Added by sarahjanesemrad on January 9, 2008