The Department of Theatre Arts will present the comical musical “A New Brain” from Feb. 18 to 27 at the Charity Randall Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial.
Written by William Finn and James Lapine, Tony Award-winning authors of “Falsettos,” “A New Brain” focuses on a composer during a medical emergency.
Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog — Mr. Bungee — and the specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal.
What was thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable, and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.
Everyone attending the show is required to be fully vaccinated and wear masks. Pitt campuses are closed to the general public, but open to University members and registered guests. University members can register a guest online. Registered guests will receive a confirmation email that they are required to present, along with a photo ID, upon arrival on campus.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased online here.