Songwriter Will Bray wishes he was Morrissey, Joe Strummer and Paul Weller rolled into one. But he's 31, broke and (gasp!) American. With time running out, his Brit-rocker heroes come together to give his music career one last chance.
Author Eli James* performs all of the characters - Will, Morrissey, Strummer, and Weller - as well as the many songs Will composes for his gigs along the way. "We are the Tradesmen," "The Second Song is the I-Want Song," "Life is Dancing," and "Another Texas" are a few of the compositions that mark his progress leading up to Bray's fateful showcase.
No previous knowledge of The Smiths, The Clash or The Jam is required to understand or enjoy the play, whichrunsapproximately 70 minutes.
"If you are an artist and wonder why it is you have chosen the crazy path you are on, if you care about some artist who is out there risking it all, or if you have ever wondered why it is that artists lead the lives they do, run, don't walk, to see this show." - Jane Titus, NYTheatre.com
For more information check out www.projecttheater.org or www.williamandthetradesmen.com.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association An Equity Approved Showcase
The Drilling Company Theatre
236 W. 78th Street
New York, NY 10036