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Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future Extends

Andrew R. Butler's work is directed by Jordan Fein at Ars Nova.

Andrew R. Butler is the creator and star of Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future.
(© Joe Curnutte)

Ars Nova has extended its production of Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future, a "sci-fi folk concert" created by Andrew R. Butler and directed by Jordan Fein, through November 10.

Rags Parkland is described as follows: "Two hundred fifty years from now, constructed humans are built in black market labs, Mars is a forced labor camp, and underground outlaws are brewing rebellion. You might not remember how Beaux Weathers and her band of 'illegal intelligence' fought for the right to exist, but Rags Parkland does. Back on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Rags plays the music that carried us to where we are today. But on this planet, the more things change, the more we stay the same."

The cast includes Rick Burkhardt as Rick, Andrew R. Butler as Rags Parkland, Tony Jarvis as Gill, Jessie Linden at Devo, Stacey Sargeant at Beaux Weathers and Debbie Christine Tjong as Ess Pinvint.

The creative team includes Madeline Smith (music director), Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Andy Jean (costume design), Barbara Samuels (lighting design), Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design), Jhanaë K-C Bonnick (production stage manager), John C. Moore (assistant stage manager), and Henry Russell Berrgstein, CSA (casting director).