New York City
Running the gamut from folk to jazz, from rock to gospel, the music of Susan Werner has captured the quirky nature of the world we live in and the eccentricities of relationships since the early 90’s. For the first time ever, her music is being brought to life on the stage with theatre Q’s world-premiere production of My Strange Nation, The Music of Susan Werner. Conceived and directed by Dale Albright.
Not to be confused with a “jukebox musical”, where music of one artist is stitched together with a (usually flimsy) story, this musical review will stage each song on its own, presented by an ensemble of five women: Diahanna Davidson, Jennifer Debevec, Jennifer Knisbell, Halili Knox and Connie Nelson. The songs point out the dichotomy that exists in ourselves and in the world around us, but yet have a unique way of making people from both sides of any coin feel like they can find a common ground through laughter or shared emotion. Song topics include materialism, religious zealotry, hypocrisy, relationship troubles: all parts of this strange nation.