We’ve come to some oasis
Where the water tastes like truth
Filtered by reverse osmosis
And delivered to the youth
For the thirsty do not inquire
If that cup of Kool-Aid is pure
When it quenches the heart’s desire
And comforts the unsure
Have you heard the one about The Original Joke? No? Three goddesses quarrel over an apple, and drama ensues.
Yes, it’s a seedy tale of grit and glory. Nostalgia and novelty clash across three dimensions as the future of music and magic hangs in the balance.
Cassandra, Jack, and Demi are on the precipice of success with their new album, Rorschach Mumble. But can the band survive the lure of Echo Chambers and the Hype Machine?
Meanwhile, the dreamers of La-La Land wake to a dry reality, mournful for the good old days of greener grass and heady tunes, when King Mobius summoned the clouds and crowds with the powerful sounds of six-stringed Spellweather.
Wealth, wit and vanity vie for the prize as Jack Cadillac arrives at the Crossroads, an unlikely guitar hero with the power to restore the rain.
The Original Joke is a symbol-minded send-up and full-length meta-uber-surreal fantasy soapstone rock opera.
You are excited!
The play is currently in pre-production.
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