Just a few posts below this one, you’ll find Waterdeep (Don and Lori Chaffer) covering Paul Simon. And that’s not all they’ve been up to. In the last couple of years, Don and Lori have been collaborating with Chris Cragin and Steve Day of the New York City theater company Firebone Theatre to develop a musical called Son of a Gun. They hope to premiere the first fully-stage production in New York City later this year and are trying to raise the money to do so on IndieGoGo.
Here’s the hilariously awesome synopsis:
Son of a Gun is a quirky, darkly comic, folk/rock musical that tells the story of Danderhauler Agamemnon Khrusty, the eldest of three sons of Winston and Elmadora Khrusty, and the heir apparent to the throne of the Khrusty family Appalachian band. Danderhauler’s life is dominated by the charismatic personality of his father, a highly- functioning, highly-entertaining alcoholic. When Danderhauler meets the love of his life, Lucy Sunshine, they conspire to free him of the burden of his father’s addiction, but the surprising news of Winston’s tongue cancer thwarts their plans. In exchange for Winston agreeing to have his tongue surgically removed, Danderhauler steps up as the new band leader. As the events that follow spiral out of control, Danderhauler clings to his love for Lucy to keep him upright. When even that window of hope is shattered, Danderhauler realizes that to save his own life another sort of surgical removal is required. He must find a way to confront both his dead father and his own demons. He does both by means of an old fashioned cowboy duel.
They only have a few days left to meet their goal. If you’d like to help support the project, here’s the link.