Part of 2011-2012 Performing Arts Season
“Melodramatic, witty, inventive and downright intoxicating. I was not fully prepared for the sheer genius that is FUTURITY.” —Music Slut
Following in the tradition of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Brooklyn indie rockers the Lisps seized upon a crazy notion that evolved into a DIY musical. The group hatched their idea for a musical more than four years ago, honing it in New York rock clubs before taking it to the theater.
FUTURITY tells the story of a soldier’s quest—inspired by Lord Byron’s brilliant daughter, Ada Lovelace—to save humans from themselves by inventing an omnipotent, steam-powered “brain.” Melding the Civil War with sci-fi and American folk with avant-rock, the Lisps have crafted a unique and compelling portrait of war, human imagination, and technological hubris.
The show arrives at the Walker from its much-anticipated premiere at the American Repertory Theater.