John & Jen (2016)

Composed by
Andrew Lippa

Directed by
Trish Brown
Musical Direction by
Larry Pry

A truly original musical honoring brothers and sisters and parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, John & Jen is a gem of a show brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies.

This is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. Jen and her younger brother John are growing up in the ever-changing world of mid-century America. As the country becomes divided over the war in Vietnam, so does the family, and battle lines are drawn between the once-close siblings. When John is killed in Vietnam, Jen is left to reconcile her memory of their fractured relationship along with his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world.

With a cast of only two people, John & Jen is a tour-de-force for two actors who take them from childhood, through adolescence and beyond. A chamber musical, beautifully scored for piano, cello and percussion, John & Jen is a musical about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart.

Show Dates:

    Fri, 15 Jul 2016
    8pm

    Sat, 16 Jul 2016
    8pm

    Sun, 17 Jul 2016
    2pm

    Thu, 21 Jul 2016
    8pm

    Fri, 22 Jul 2016
    8pm

    Sat, 23 Jul 2016
    8pm

    Sun, 24 Jul 2016
    2pm

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016
    8pm

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016
    8pm

    Sat, 30 Jul 2016
    8pm

    Sun, 31 Jul 2016
    2pm

Cast:

    Spencer Davis Milford
    John

    Jenni Ryan
    Jen

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June 8-25, 2017

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