Reprise by Mike Czuba


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Reprise by Mike Czuba

Upon learning of his father's death, musician Steven Booker spends an agonizing and fantastical day and night trying to dismiss the man he hated so much but knew so little. Through a series of memories and the reality of his current situation, Steven Booker discovers that he is very much his father's son. As hard as he tries to avoid it, only by going to his father's funeral will he be able to move forward and become the man he wants to be and not the man he has become.
The story is structured like a song with music used to propel and increase the power of the narrative without removing the audience from it. The work is contemporary, naturalistic and surreal with an aesthetic that is understood with fantasy never too far away.

Keywords: Contemporary, Musical structure, Death, Family, Identity