AMANDA PALMER–celebrated punk-chanteuse and pianist for the popular rock band THE DRESDEN DOLLS, and, more recently, hailed for the success of her Ben Folds-produced solo album Who Killed Amanda Palmer–is returning to her old stomping grounds at alma mater LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL. The reason? To create an original play with her former drama teacher, STEVEN BOGART along with a cast of twenty students. The play is written from scratch by the ensemble, the content of which is inspired by the music and lyrics of the critically hailed album In the Aeroplane Over The Sea by celebrated indie rock band NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL.
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Check out the streaming story on NPR: Neutral Milk Hotel Album Transformed For Stage.
The play underscored the power of art to deal with tragedy, and provided a fine example of an effective adaption of other artistic elements in a unique way. Kudos to Palmer, director Steven Bogart, and above all the students, who played a major role in creating a truly original, if inspired, work.” -[Kerry Skemp, Bostonist]
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