Rhyme and Punishment: A Musical Comedy in One Act

Composer:
Faye Chiao

Librettist:
Anton Dudley

Composer website:
https://www.fayechiao.com/musical-theater

Composer contact:
info@fayechiao.com  

Performance forces:

Length:
0:45

Languages:
English

Notes:
Three college Juniors fail a poetry class just days before their Spring Semester Abroad. As they scatter across the globe in this one-act musical comedy, the jilted Juniors go on a journey of self-discovery with only a stack of poems as their guide. Through songs modeled after international poetic forms (Haiku, Sonnet, Sapphic verse, etc.), the friends navigate near-death experiences, romantic trysts, foreign sports, and foreign brews, only to find poetic pleasure in what first seems like punishment.