“WHAT’S A CHAP TO DO WITH A PIANO... ONE THAT’S GOT ANOTHER CHAP INSIDE?”
About the Show... The Wrong Box is a Victorian black comedy based on the novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne. The book was previously adapted in 1966 as a film starring Michael Caine and Peter Sellers. When Rudyard Kipling read the book, he wrote, "I have got R.L. Stevenson's [The] Wrong Box and laughed over it dementedly when I read it. That man has only one lung but he makes you laugh with all your whole inside.”
Production & Developmental History...
2018: Premiere Production at the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, NYC.
2018: Selected as a participant in Apples and Oranges Arts THEatre ACCELERATOR program.
2017: National Opera Center (New York, NY) – Staged Reading
2015: Musical Theatre Factory (New York, NY) – Excerpts
2015: Theatre Resources Unlimited (New York, NY) - Excerpts
2014: Burbage Productions New Writing Prize (finalist) - (London, UK)
2013: Studio Cast Recording released (Amazon, iTunes)
2006: Golden Fleece Composer’s Chamber Theater (New York, NY) – Excerpts
2002: Union College (New York, NY) – Student Production
About the Author... Kit Goldstein Grant is a prize-winning New York City-based composer, lyricist and librettist. Her musicals have been seen in South Africa (THE NOSE, Anex Theatre Productions) and in New York at The Players Theatre (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD, THML Theater), the Master Theater (THE NOSE), the Midtown International Theater Festival (THE NOSE, nominee Best Musical), the Strawberry One-Act Festival (THE COMMUTERS, Calendar Boys Productions, nominee Best Musical), The Gallery Players (THE GIANT HOAX), the Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series, the Musical Theatre Factory, and the National Opera Center (THE WRONG BOX). Five of her musicals for young audiences have toured schools with the Schenectady Theatre for Children, including IT’S RAINING TAMALES!, which is published by YouthPLAYS. Kit has studied at Juilliard and the Tony-Award winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and she is a member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. www.kitgoldstein.com