Rob Rokicki

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Relativity
Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Book and Lyrics by Michael Ruby


Cast: 1F, 1M

Runtime: approx. 90 Minutes

Synopsis:

RELATIVITY is an exciting, funny and poignant new pop/rock musical about siblings and perspective. Jumping back and forth in time over three decades, the musical concerns fraternal twins, Derek and Reagan. From the high school football field, to the battlefield in Afghanistan, to personal battles for equality and sexual identity, they discover that there are two things no one can ever escape:  time and family.   

The show is constructed out of sequence, with the twins starting as adults, then jumping back to them as teenagers, where there is a rift in their relationship that we must puzzle together to see if it can be mended.  Sibling relationships are complicated and rarely explored onstage. The piece has an exciting pop/rock score and an intriguing non-linear story structure similar to a Quentin Tarantino movie where Time itself becomes a character

Development History:

RELATIVITY was selected for development as part of ‘The Pitch’ at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), A reading was presented at Theatre Row in NYC, and a well-received concert version was presented at 54 Below staring F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Sarah Beth Pfeifer (Legally Blonde, The Lightning Thief)