LEAD PAINT LIBRETTO

2010
Sort of a mix between Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The China Syndrome, The Lead Paint Libretto is a rock opera centered on the tragedy of lead poisoning, a scourge dating back to the Roman Empire. Giovanni is a New Orleans handyman who takes pride in scraping old paint off homes before painting anew, but perhaps his industriousness is sowing the seeds of decline.
  The creation of puppeteer Nina C. Nichols and Case Miller, the show combines a rock score, Tyvek suit-clad dancers, power tools, puppets, absurdist melodrama and environmental consciousness.

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