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Minors: A New Musical by Kittson O'Neill and Robert Kaplowitz
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Minors
WORLD PREMIERE
Book by Kittson O'Neill
Music by Robert Kaplowitz
Lyrics by Kittson O'Neill and Robert Kaplowitz
Directed by Matthew Decker
Music Direction by Amanda Morton
Now - June 30, 2019

Inspired by the "kids for cash" scandal in Pennsylvania's Luzerne County in the early 2000s, this compelling new work of musical theater gives voice to the families who fought back against a corrupt political machine that turned children into commodities. Commissioned and developed through the Lantern's New Works Program, this intimate American roots rock drama is the inaugural work of Kittson O'Neill and Tony Award-winning sound designer and composer Robert Kaplowitz.

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The Cast

Ben Dibble
Ben Dibble
Frank, Sr.
Jennie Eisenhower
Jennie Eisenhower
Eileen
Brady Fritz
Brady Fritz
TJ
Marybeth Gorman
Marybeth Gorman
Angela
Paul L. Nolan
Paul L. Nolan
The Judge
Terran Scott
Terran Scott
Kelli
Sav Souza
Sav Souza
Breaker Boy
Grace Tarves
Grace Tarves
Amber
Mekhi Williams
Mekhi Williams
Frankie, Jr.

The Creative Team

Nick Embree, Scenic Designer  •  Alison Roberts, Costume Designer  •  Mike Inwood, Lighting Designer  •  Nick Kourtides, Sound Designer  •  Dale Roth Nadel, Props Master  •  Rebecca Smith, AEA Stage Manager  •  Janet Embree, Production Manager
News & Reviews

WHYY's Peter Crimmins talks with authors Kittson O'Neill and Robert Kaplowitz about their inspiration for Minors: "When corruption becomes endemic, when we don't see it anymore because that's the way it's done, [this] can happen anywhere." more

"Fast-paced, high-intensity new musical... Kittson O'Neill and Robert Kaplowitz have created a well-told, well-sung musical based on the Pa. corruption scandal of the early 2000s. It gets a lot right – letting the middle- and high-school kids who were victimized take center stage." –Philadelphia Inquirer  more

"Relatable and impactful... In an age where every movie that you haven't thought about in a decade is being made into a musical, it's refreshing and welcoming to see that artists are still willing to take risks on uncommon material." –Philly Life & Culture  more

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Header Photo: Geneviêve Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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