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'American Idiot' - April 26-30

Department of Performing Arts spring musical production is in Roberts Theatre with six performances including weekend matinees.

Thursday-Monday, April 26-30
Department of Performing Arts presents "American Idiot"
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West
Music by Green Day, Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. Directed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato, Musical Direction by Valerie Maze, Scenic Design by Charles Johnson, Vocal Coaching by Brian Kremer
Thursday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Monday, 7:30 p.m.

A sung-through stage adaptation of Green Day’s concept album punk rock opera. Our story deals with three disaffected young men: Johnny, Tunny and Will, seeking meaning in a confusing time within stifling societal restrictions.

Although set shortly after the events of 9/11, its theme of disenfranchised youth is universal, from Cain and Abel to James Dean we have heard the story time after time. This music resonates with the generation that grew up on it, and ironically, some of the societal and political problems it rails against have actually escalated since the show’s inception and Broadway run. Come prepared to rock out, and maybe recognize a bit of yourself onstage.

Note: not suitable for children under 13. 

Admission is $13 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning April 19 by calling the Roberts Studio Theatre Reservation Line at (336) 278-5650 or online at http://www.elonperformingarts.com.

 

Patti Gibbons,
Staff
1/12/2018 5:30 AM