HAMILTON CREATOR LIN MANUEL MIRANDA’S 15-MINUTE MUSICAL 21 CHUMP
STREET TO BE STAGED IN MELBOURNE JUNE 2017
Lin Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street will receive it’s Victorian Premier this June, as part of an unmissable double bill presented by Pursued by Bear.
Based on the real-life story of ‘Operation D Minus’ as reported on acclaimed NPR radio show This American Life, the musical premiered in a live broadcast held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on June 7, 2014. A cautionary tale of high-school love, much of the content is quoted verbatim from taped interviews and infused with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton, In The Heights) unique wit and distinct music-styling. 21 Chump Street explores the moral ambiguity between a strict war on drugs and the unexpected realities of its enforcement.
Facing peer-pressure, undercover police officers, and prom, Justin LaBoy learns all too quickly how one mistake in the name of love can plunge a life into ruin. Torn between two conflicting stories, 21 Chump Street begs the question of just who and what we can believe.
21 Chump Street will feature Jake Fehily as Justin, Olivia Charalambous as Naomi, Lauren Edwards as the narrator and Stephanie Wood, Kai Mann- Robertson and Nicola Bowman as the ensemble and will be directed by Byron Bache.
21 Chump Street will be staged as a unique double bill, alongside Adam Gwon’s heartfelt and insightful look at life in modern-day New York, Ordinary Days. Early bird tickets are available for just $50 until Friday 5 May.
CHUMP DAYS – An unmissable double bill
Chapel Off Chapel
8 – 18 June