A Folk Rock Odyssey about Love, Life, and LossFeb 20 2014 - Apr 13 2014
"Impossible to resist...Hundred Days succeeds brilliantly."
- Sam Hurwitt for KQED
“Gripping, chilling, exhilarating, wild and heart rending…a must see”
- Robert Hurwitt in the SF Chronicle
"It rocks, loudly and well..."
- Robert Avila in the SF Bay Guardian
"....rousing songs that have the foot-stomping, feel-good-folk vibe that has made groups like Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros so beloved..."
- Chad Jones on TheaterDogs
"the Bengsons…elevate it to modern-day myth."
- Lily Janiak in the SF Weekly
Hundred Days is the brainchild of married duo The Bengsons. They created, composed and star in the 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.
Shaun and Abigail, backed by a full rock band and a chorus of singers, 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. Will and Sarah decide to take the short time they have left together, 100 days, and live them as though they were the 60 years they imagined they would share. "It's the moment in the show where two people who have fallen in love and are facing an illness seize their destinies. They're saying 'fuck you' to time. It's full of folly and a bratty, youthful lust for life." 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.
With a full rock band, a choir of singers, dazzling sets, and breathtaking music, Hundred Days is the Bay Area’s hottest world premiere of the year.
For those of you looking for dining before or after the show: Caña San Francisco is an upscale, full-service Cuban restaurant in the Potrero Hill/ Mission District. The concept is derived from classic Cuban-inspired delicacies in conjunction with locally grown and sourced products to bring you both authentic and modern Cuban cuisine. Click here for information and reservations (If eating before the show, please make reservation for at least 1 hour before curtain time).
Thursday, 3/20, Z Space welcomes, Alumni of Northwestern University to Hundred Days.
Friday, 3/28, Z Space welcomes The Yale Club of San Francisco to Hundred Days.