This is a musical of moving parts-- a show that transcends time, place, and technology through folksy song. I've heard about this musical for a while, especially with some friends being fans of The Lisps who have heard music from the show in various incantations, and there are a lot of exciting things up ahead for the show. The show will be having its world premiere at The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, in March, followed by performances at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, in April.
Here's a little clip from the press release telling what the show's about:
Futurity: A Musical by The Lisps is an avant-americana indie-rock musical that follows Julian Munro, a Civil War soldier trying to invent a steam-powered mechanical brain that will solve all of humanities problems. Guided by his brilliant mentor, the famous metaphysician Ada Lovelace, Julian weaves an epic fantasy that folds a utopian, high-tech future back into the dark reality of war.
Crazy, right? Get you glimpse of Futurity at Joe's Pub on Friday by buying your tickets here.