11 Apr John & Jen
Western Reserve Playhouse presents:
“John and Jen”
Book by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald
Music by Andrew Lippa
Lyrics by Tom Greenwald
LIMITED RUN DATES: July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
A truly original musical that takes a look at the complexities of relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, john & jen is a gem of a show brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies.This is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. With a cast of only two people, john & jen is a tour-de-force for two actors who take Jen and John (both of them) from childhood, through adolescence and beyond. A chamber musical, beautifully scored for piano, cello and percussion, john & jen is a musical about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart.