Medicine Show Theatre presents Undercover Lover, the recently rediscovered unproduced 1961 musical comedy with book and lyrics by acclaimed playwright/lyricist Arnold Weinstein in collaboration with legendary poet Frank O'Hara. With music by John Guren, orchestrations by William Bolcom and direction by Obie-Award winner Barbara Vann.
Part Theatre of the Absurd and part Doris Day movie,Undercover Lover tells the tuneful and frequently hilarious story of Hy Halifax, who's been restlessly married for the last five years to his doting wife Leslie. Unbeknownst to her, Hy has been secretly having an affair since their wedding day with Myra, who has been patiently waiting for Hy to end his marriage once and for all. But when Leslie falls in love with Hy's military-turned-peacenik buddy Boats and decides to devote her life to activism, Hy suddenly realizes that he can't live without her. Chaos ensues as we follow our threesome from an Air Raid to a Divorce Court to a Spanish restaurant to the Amazon.