Richard F. Celeste Theatre
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
The year is 2090. A large tech company is about to release an irreversible ear-implant device that will help you hear things your brain wants to hear, and tune out those things it doesn't want to hear. But there's a bit of a problem: don't agree with someone? Your device will tune them out. Not even your choice. Some consider this a violation of free speech, and begin to boycott its release.
This new musical is filled with rock, rap and even a little electronic music, and includes a diverse cast of characters: an inexperienced police marshal, an entertainment "journalist," a president nostalgic for his days on Broadway, a driven and uncompromising protest leader, a pop star turned activist, and an ego-maniacal and dictatorial First Lady. What happens next between these characters and others in reaction to the impending release of the ear-implants is the plot for: HEAR NO EVIL IN THE YEAR 2090.
Music and Lyrics by Wes Brandt (CC '14)
Book by Wes Brandt with David Parker (Carnegie Mellon University '15) and Patrick Lofgren (CC '14)
Directed by Kevin Dorff (CC '14)