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.


I slipped on a banana peel in the Bronx. Since I was not also stabbed, I consider this one of my better visits to the borough. ~ 26.2 (miles) at 27.8 (years) in 3:07 (doom)