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There may be some low-key spoilers ahead.
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About 2 hours + one 15-minute intermission.
THEMES: rock-music, bar culture, friendship, self-exploration, recovery and the unexpected manifestation of a greek god
It’s the late 90s and 20-something Angel has just ditched her problematic boyfriend and is focused on the band she fronts, Angel Number Nine, as they set out on their first 3-city tour. One night at a bar she comes face to face with the god of love himself and realizes she’s going to have to reconcile some difficult things in her past before she can move forward. The play explores Angel’s internal and external storms through dreams, flashbacks, rock songs, and friends.
Director Jenny McConnell Frederick says: “There’s an intoxicating interplay of community and anonymity in dive bars and dark rock clubs, so it’s an ideal backdrop for a story about figuring out who your people are and how to make peace among the dissonance.”
Part rock show, part booze-soaked road trip through the dive bars and dark clubs of the late 90’s east coast music scene, ANGEL NUMBER NINE shows us that the things we need are sometimes found on the roads we tried to avoid.
As with a lot of the work Rorschach chooses, ANGEL NUMBER NINE explores a range of human experiences. Though there are some dark moments, ultimately this is a story about connecting with the people who love you, breaking down walls, and looking to the future. Also, lots of it is really funny.
The band, Angel Number Nine, plays live throughout the show, but no, it’s not a musical in the traditional sense.
“Appropriate” is a relative word, but here are a few things to know when deciding who to bring to the theatre with you:
We recommend our audiences be 16+, but ultimately it’s your decision. The information below may help guide your choices.
There are plenty of four-letter words, some frank discussions of sex and sexuality and some suggestive song lyrics. There are mentions of a loved one’s suicide, sexual assaults, and discussions about the impacts of both on the characters.
There is no significant sexual activity depicted on stage. There is a frank verbal description of a sexual assault.
There is one physical punch thrown and some moments that would be considered verbally abusive.
A lot of the play takes place in bars and the characters consume alcohol throughout but typically not to significant levels of intoxication. There is one depiction of drug use.
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