The Discontented Grasshopper

Book and Lyrics by Greg Edwards, Music by Jonathan Breit

Hannibal is no longer content living in Farmer Marvin's fields, so he hatches a plan which may or may not involve the destruction of humanity.

Characters

  • HANNIBAL, a little grasshopper with a big dream
  • PA GRASSHOPPER, Hannibal's father who's content with the status quo
  • MA GRASSHOPPER, Hannibal's mother who's content with the status quo and poor verb usage
  • TIRESIAS, the blind grasshopper prophet

Productions

  • The First 3rd Annual U.S.-ification of America Conference (New York, July 2010)

Backstory

This piece was the product of a write-a-15-minute-musical-in-a-week festival. We received our topic on Thursday, wrote the musical over the weekend (during which I also moved to a new apartment), rehearsed it during the week, and performed it the following Friday. Yikes.


There’s only one track, so whenever two trains approach each other, one of them must entirely disassemble itself that the other may pass. This is also the model used by Amtrak. ~ Cambodia: Hankering for an Angkoring