Ignition Arts Residency

ALIEN8: A New Musical

March 19-25 | FREE Staged reading 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24
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As a part of their residency at Oklahoma Contemporary, Ignition Arts will host a week-long workshop and public concert reading of Alien8. In a small guarded town, a tornado touches down on prom night, leaving devastation in its wake. The prom-goers emerge from the school to discover a third of their town gone. Amid the rubble of the storm, a stranger appears: an otherworldly character who identifies only as“8.” 8 starts to acquire English by reading YA classics like Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies and Grapes of Wrath. But when students start to learn 8’s unconventional language, they threaten to unearth the town’s past, which most townspeople would rather remained buried.

Book by David Lee White
Music and lyrics by Kate Brennan
Presented by Ignition Arts