words by Julia Gytri
music by Yan Li
Based on H.G. Wells' short story The Country of the Blind, -Blind. is an interactive musical about Mihai, a Romanian traveler who stumbles across a valley of blind villagers deep in Hoia-Baciu Forest (known as the Bermuda Triangle of forests). Having been born blind for generations, these villagers have no concept of sight, and Mihai finds his own senses challenged by their way of life. His growing love for the chief's daughter, Adela, further complicates matters.
1 act (40 minutes), cast of 3
Conceived at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Program
-Blind. is performed with a blindfolded audience
What could be better than wearing a blindfold and listening to a musical? Nothing. ...Maybe hearing your grade school bully had to shut down his auto repair shop.
*A full-length version of -Blind. is currently in development with a completely revamped score and book. Stay tuned!
But What Does It Sound Like?
Your baby nephew* seeing a giraffe for the first time and realizing he's not dreaming.
*replace nephew with cat if you're an only child
all vocals feat. Manna Nichols, Sam Simahk, and Thom Sesma
Mihai struggles to fit into the Village of the Blind
Mihai tries to explain to Adela what it is to see
Petre the Village Elder discovers Adela and Mihai's feelings toward one another
Mihai must decide if he will put out his eyes to stay with Adela, or be banished