Friday, October 14, 2011
La Jolla Playhouse announces its first production of the 2012-13 season: the world-premiere musical Hands on a Hardbody, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife), Amanda Green (Bring It On: The Musical) and Trey Anastasio of the popular band Phish, with direction by Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow) and choreography by Benjamin Millepied (Black Swan), running April 27 – June 10, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre.
The Playhouse commissioned Hands on a Hardbody and further developed it through a series of readings and workshops, as part of the institution’s mission to serve as a launching pad for new work.
When an auto dealership in Longview, TX launches an endurance contest, ten economically-strapped strangers embark on a journey that puts their hearts, minds and bodies to the test. The contestant who keeps at least one hand on a brand-new hardbody truck the longest gets to drive it off the lot. What initially seems like a mere publicity stunt soon becomes a soul-baring battle of wills. Only one can win, but for all involved, the truck holds the key to their own private American dream.
Based on the documentary film of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody features a brilliant rock, folk and country score from Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio. Click Here for more information.
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