BRIClab Residency
Tear a Root from the Earth (work-in-progress) | Matinee
Fri Sep 28 , 2018  –  Sat Nov 10 , 2018

2:00 PM

12 and over

$8 Advance /$12 Day-of-show

BRIC House

647 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY

Venue: BRIC Artist Studio


Tear a Root from the Earth is a new musical about the legacy of America’s involvement in Afghanistan over the last 35 years, told not on the scale of international politics or global warfare, but through the story of a single Afghan family. Featuring an on-stage band composed of instruments from East and West. From Afghanistan, virtuoso and co-composer Qais Essar plays the traditional rabab alongside Afghan percussion.From the West, co-composer and lyricist Johnny Walsh and Americana band Gramophonic lend folk, bluegrass, and rock rhythms to the captivating score.


Music by Johnny Walsh and Qais Essar with Gramophonic, Lyrics by Johnny Walsh, Book by John Bair, Directed by Marina McClure.


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