By Nathan Fosbinder
Directed by Catie O'Donell
"Not all gods play nice."
In 2018, MTM begins its first full workshop process of a new musical by Madison native Nathan Fosbinder. Audiences will see the work in its developmental stages and have the opportunity to share thoughts on the show in preparation for a fully-realized, world premiere production to be staged by MTM in 2019. Hephaestus (Heh-fes-tus) tells the story of the oft-forgotten outcast of Greek myths. He is an artist, blacksmith, and hopeless romantic, desperate for the love of Aphrodite, yet facing epic hurdles to win her affections. Brutally cast out by his mother, Hera, he embarks on a quest for love, identity, and art, surrounded by humorous and modern versions of Greek mythological characters.
At this staged workshop performance, audiences will see the musical in its early stages, view costume and set renderings, explore vision boards, hear early demos, and offer their feedback, which will feed into the creation of the final product.
Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at Madison Opera Center, 335 W. Mifflin Street , Madison
Performances: June 16-17, 2018
Saturday, June 16 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 17 at 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: $15-$20. Available at www.mtmadison.com starting May 2, 2018
Call 1-800-838-3006 for reservations or more information.