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Opened Feb 3, 2011
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Paul Oakley Stovall's Clear: A New Musical Experience takes as its backdrop Stovall's real-life transition from an actor-slash-retail clerk in New York City to a member of candidate, now President Obama's "advance team." In this loosely fictionalized musical, an unlikely female candidate for President surges ahead in the polls and eventually wins the Presidency while members of her advance team are drawn together in unexpected and explosive ways. From the slave castles of Ghana to the winding streets of Istanbul; from the banks of the river Seine to a star-filled night sky over the suburban midwest, the personal mirrors the political as each of three central characters discovers that the crucible of an unrelenting work and travel schedule cannot keep painful traumas from their past from bubbling to the surface. The change they so steadfastly avoided proves to be inevitable... and (r)evolutionary. Stovall's rousing score - with musical contributions from Stew (Passing Strange), Ryan Link & Christo Willis - fuses music, memory & pure love to remind us how to live fully and thrive. Clear sings a tale of destiny, luck and the commonality of the human experience, a musical spiritual quest in our decidedly computerized times.
161 Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002
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