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A New Brain, the musical

Event Date: 
April 18, 2019 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

An autobiographical musical, author and composer William Finn takes us on a surreal and comical journey of healing through the power of art in A New Brain. Gordon is working at his piano to meet a deadline, irritated because he must write a song about spring for a children’s television host, Mr. Bungee, who dresses as a frog. At lunch with best friend and agent, Rhoda, Gordon collapses face first into his meal and is taken to the hospital. Gordon’s greatest fear is dying with his best songs still unwritten. Descending upon his hospital room are a hilariously absurd cast of characters: his oppressive mother, his supportive lover, hospital staff, a wise homeless woman, and a hallucination of his haranguing, amphibian boss. Facing his own mortality and awaiting brain surgery, Gordon wrestles with the person he has been, the legacy he will leave behind, and ultimately, the person he will be if he survives.

A New Brain runs April 12 through May 5 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $23 for Adults; $18 for Seniors/Students/Military.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 410-268-7373, option 2.


The Colonial Players
108 East Street Annapolis, MD 21401
United States