Heat Lightning

Kirk Theatre
410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Heat Lightning, a new musical with music and lyrics by George Griggs and book by George Griggs and Paul Andrew Perez, is set in a present-day middle-American suburb, the musical follows the story of Seth, a country-rock singer on the local circuit. An Elvis-obsessed, wannabe rock-star, Seth loves his wife but finds himself embroiled in a passionate extramarital affair with a woman he meets at a late-night gig. This rock n' roll tale of romance, rifts and reconciliation mounts to an explosive climax in a showdown of the heart involving a Colt .45 pistol owned by "The King" himself. Inspired by the myth of "Cephalus and Procris" from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the play is a modern-day, action-packed romp laced with the age-old themes of love, honor, jealousy and revenge. $20 student rush tickets are available at the Theatre Row box office, 2 hours before the show (subject to availability.)

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Heat Lightning - Mar 6, 2003

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