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.)