Long Story Short, written by Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda, follows a couple as they share their first kiss and their futures of a life shared together come rushing to meet them. Tracy Brigden directs this City Theatre/TheatreWorks co-production.
The musical romance follows what happens when Charles, a nerdy young Jewish guy, falls in love with Hope, a young Asian-American woman from Los Angeles. Through hip, funny dialogue, clever lyrics and indelible melodies, we fast-forward from the couple's first white-hot shining moments, through the ups and downs of decades, to a surprising finale. Long Story Short rejoices in how something as fragile as love might last forever.
Performed by a four-piece band (piano, violin, cello and percussion), the production will feature more than a dozen new songs by Milburn & Vigoda.