by Natalie Elizabeth Weiss & Bekah Brunstetter
directed by Matt Cowart
Produced by Ian Pai (co-founder of Blue Man Group, music director of Fischerspooner), Bridget Regan (star of Disney-ABC’s Legend of the Seeker) and Lydia Cheuk, Camp Wanatachi follows the story of 13 year-old Jana—an impetuous, pubescent, born-again Christian. This summer, Jana’s world is turned upside down when her friendship with Titi O’Malley—a promiscuous, bulimic beauty— challenges her faith and forces her to wrestle with desires she’d rather leave under the covers. Under an idyllic sky and fueled by roasted marshmallows, a cast of eccentric campers and counselors struggle to understand what love truly means. Written and composed by Natalie Elizabeth Weiss (of Unicornicopia), and featuring electronic music by glitch-hop pioneer Travis Stewart, aka Machinedrum, CAMP WANATACHI packs an unexpected punch, providing a score never-before-heard in musical theater. With a shockingly funny book co-written by Weiss and Bekah Brunstetter (OORAH!, Atlantic Theater Company), CAMP WANATACHI is side-splittingly sincere. Directed by Matt Cowart (Sondheim: the birthday concert with the New York Philharmonic), this new musical “defies all expectations of both coming-of-age tails and musicals. The result is refreshing and uplifting.” (TimeOut New York).
1/21/2011 at 7:30pm