'Murder Ballad' rocks Key City Public Theatre

Posted 6/6/17

Key City Public Theatre presents a “sexy, explosive new rock opera” opening on June 8, and playing through July 2. “Murder Ballad” explores the complications of love, the compromises we make …

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'Murder Ballad' rocks Key City Public Theatre

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Key City Public Theatre presents a “sexy, explosive new rock opera” opening on June 8, and playing through July 2. “Murder Ballad” explores the complications of love, the compromises we make and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us, according to a press release.

The play premiered off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club in November 2012, during which time it was a New York Times critic’s pick. Locally, it features the return of the partnership of Denise Winter and Linda Dowdell, the creative duo behind last December’s “Spirit of the Yule.”

Sara (Aba Kiser) has a stormy relationship with Tom (Dillon Porter), but once she settles down and gets married to the more normal and safer Michael (Greg Stone), she starts to wonder what she’s missing out on. After reigniting her passion for Tom on a whim, Sara finds herself in the dangerously murky depths of love. Christa Holbrook plays the Narrator.

To add to the intimacy of the performance and create the atmosphere of a rock opera, the set also doubles as a functional bar that is open for refreshments before and after the show.

“Murder Ballad” runs Thursdays through Sundays at the playhouse, 419 Washington St.

For tickets and times, visit keycitypublictheatre.org.

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