"If ‘Hair’ were written by Arcade Fire" - San Francisco Magazine
Created by and Featuring the Music of Abigail & Shaun Bengson
Director: Anne Kauffman
Book by: Kate E. Ryan
Producers (Z Space and Encore Theatre Company): Lisa Steindler & James Faerron
Producer (piece by piece productions): Wendy vanden Heuvel
Choreographer: Joe Goode
A Folk Rock Odyssey about Love, Life, and Loss
Feb 20 - Apr 6
Husband and wife duo The Bengson created, composed and star in this indie-rock opera, which blends soaring vocals, frenetic rhythms and rousing all-join-hands choruses to create a new hybrid of folk rock, theater and art.
Backed by a full rock band and a chorus of singers, it tell the fierce, triumphant story of Will and Sarah, a young couple who fall in love only to have their time together cut short by illness. As the story unfolds, Shaun and Abigail and the world around them morph from a present-day concert setting, into the intense inner world of Will and Sarah, as the couple enters a fantastic universe attempting to out-wit time and live out full lives in the short time they have left. The Bengsons' Americana-tinged music has been lauded by the likes of the New York Times and the Huffington Post, their single “Ashes” was featured on So You Think You Can Dance, and is infectious and catchy while also melancholic and beautiful. Abigail Bengson’s haunting, virtuosic voice at times evokes such diverse talents as Bjork and Janis Joplin.