A New Brain 2015


Green Valley Theatre Company presents A New Brain
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Gordon Schwinn is a struggling composer with a big problem: his brain. When he passes out during a lunch meeting with his agent, Rhoda, his life is turned into a running fever dream of imaginings, visions, and epiphanies. Gordon's hallucinations are dominated by his boss Mr. Bungee, a domineering frog with his own children's show.

Gordon's brain troubles are just the beginning, though: he also has to contend with a quirky hospital staff, an angry homeless woman, and his own fear of dying with his greatest songs still inside him. With the help of Rhoda, his mother, and his boyfriend Roger, Gordon learns to appreciate life in a brand new way.

THE CAST (in order of appearance):
Gordon Schwinn: Craig Howard
Lisa (A Homeless Woman): Joelle Robertson
Rhoda: Eimi Taormina
Waitress/Nancy D. (The Thin Nurse): Lizzy Poore
Mr. Bungee: Owen Smith
Richard (The Nice Nurse): Scott Minor
Dr. Jafar Berensteiner: Ryan Allen
The Minister: Mike Yee
Mimi Schwinn (The Mother): Martha Kight
Roger Delli-Bovi: Nephi Speer