Black Friday, the epic rock opera music thesis of Sam Ottinger ’09, debuts tonight and is playing until Saturday at the ’92 Theater.
This description is from early last semester, but according to Aural Wes the show still promises to be a macabre musical tale of American consumerism and blind religious rapture:
This opera is inspired by God, Death and the mall. The music, a mix of stoner metal/drone/jazz/classical & tom waits. The place, anytown U.S.A. Shopping Mall built inside of a MEGA-CHURCH. The day, Black Friday, the annal orgy consumer culture. The people, Seven sinners left behind after the rapture by a Zeus like Demi-god who urges them on as they decide their fates. There’s a chorus of shoppers, a chorus of angels and demons, a pervert who loves God more than anything but can’t help watching women change, an alcoholic security guard, a money grubbing evangelist and a power crazed prophet. EVERYONE DIES…almost…
Thursday, Feb 26th: 8:00pm
Friday, Feb 27th: 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb 28th: 2:00pm and 9:00 pm
(tickets available for free at the box office the day of the performance)
The show will run about two hours, including a fifteen-minute intermission.