The Flint Rep’s third annual New Works Festival will take place this weekend, January 17-19. This unique three-day event presents staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals written by new artists and authors. Audience members will get a chance to participate is discussions with the playwrights and composers.
On Friday, January 17, at 7pm, the new musical “Talk to Me” will be presented. The musical is about a young boy on the autism spectrum and the unexpected companionship he finds in Siri, the personal assistant on his mother’s iPhone. Book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne. Music by Tim Rosser.
On Saturday, January 18, at 2pm, The Rep presents “Quiver” written by Jenni Lamb. The story explores our relationship to our surroundings, and our deep need to connect with nature. Adam and Diane (brother and sister) yearn to come back to their annual hunting trip in Northern Michigan.
At 7pm, The Rep presents “Wrong River” by Josh Wilder. A young couple struggles to make ends meet while they fight for a better future for their daughter during the Flint water crisis.
On Sunday, January 19, at 7pm, The Rep presents a new musical entitled “The Moon and The Sea.” Friends Elijah, Charlie and Erin revisit the beach where they witnessed the miracle of the moon and the sea falling in love and becoming one. When Erin unexpectedly brings her new fiancée, Charlie is forced to confront the idea that his love will go unfinished and he is made to wonder whether the event that changed his life happened at all. Book by Douglas Lyons. Concept, Music & Lyrics by Creighton Irons.
This is the first time the musicals and plays will be performed and presented. Don’t miss the chance to be one of the first to see a smash hit before the big stage!