The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

Direction John Langs
Text Joy Gregory
Music Gunnar Madsen
Lyrics Joy Gregory & Gunnar Madsen
Story By Joy Gregory, Gunnar Madsen, And John Langs
co-production with Playwrights Horizons

2010/11 Season

May 12, 2011—July 3, 2011

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Based on a true story. THEY DEFINED CULT STATUS – AND WERE GONE IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE. Fremont, NH, the late 60s. A working class dad has a vision of rock n’ roll destiny for his three talentless daughters, convinced they're his family’s one-way ticket out of hardship and obscurity. But the girls have ideas of their own – and as their father’s ambition turns to obsession, the price of familial obligation becomes all too clear.

Scenic Design Mimi Lien
Costume Design Emily Rebholz
Lighting Design Geoff Korf
Sound Design Darron L West
Choreography Ken Roht

with Kevin Cahoon, Peter Friedman, Annie Golden Jamey Hood, Steve Routman, Cory Michael Smith, Sarah Sokolovic and Emily Walton