music and lyrics by William Finn
book by William Finn and James Lapine
directed by Matthew Decker
Playing in the Skybox at The Adrienne
2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Inspired by composer William Finn’s own experience, A New Brain is about staring down an uncertain future and choosing to make the most out of life. When a neurotic, frustrated composer is confronted with a sudden terminal illness, he begins to search for the song that he will be remembered by. His search leads him on an emotional journey filled with singing nurses, nervous friends, and an overbearing mother. As these forces collide, he finds his voice in the most unlikely place…the love that is all around him.