January 1, 1998
The Shoulder
Composer:Dan Moses Schreier
Librettist:Dan Hurlin
Synopsis
The Shoulder is inspired by the true story of a 73-year-old farmer who, having lost his drivers license, drove 250 miles across Iowa on a lawnmower to visit his ailing brother. The narrative is abstracted, as it contemplates the merits of traveling slowly in a fast world.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:30

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
"Charles Ives meets minimalism goes music theater"

Vocal & Musical Forces
Singers: tenor, baritone; 1 actor. Orchestra: string quartet, piano, banjo/guitar

Original Cast
Dan Hurlin (multiple roles), Doug Marcks, Don Chastain


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