based on COLONEL ZOO
by Oliver Cadiot
Translated by Cole Swensen
Composed by Adam Silverman
Music Director Jonathan Babcock
directed by Marion Schoevaert
with Steven Rattazzi & All Male Chorus of 12
A beggar-poet begins his transformation from homeless person to manservant to spy to colonel; to American hero; witnessed, even taunted, by an operatic chorus of anonymous Wall Street businessmen. It is the rise of power of a crazy man in a world gone mad. A.W.O.L is hymn to class struggle, a mini-opera for loneliness, and the symphony of a military regiment.
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