Peppermint Creek Theatre Company presents “A New Brain,” by the Tony-award winning authors of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” “Brain” is described as 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 spector of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. Gordon searches for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.
Music & lyrics by William Finn, book by William Finn & James Lapine. Directed by Chad Badgero
Music Direction by John Dale Smith. January 10 – 19, 2008. At the Perspective2, located at 319 E. Grand River in Old Town. Tickets – $15 ($10 students & seniors). Show Times – Thursday – Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2 p.m. Call for tickets at (517) 927-3016 or go online at http://www.peppermintcreek.org.