Original Innocence A new opera by Dave Nuss and Eric Sanders
"Original Innocence" is a rock opera conceived by Dave Nuss and Eric Sanders. A traveling troupe of performers from a new religious sect dramatically depict their theology in a tent-meeting style 'passion play' about the creation of the world. While their tale includes familiar characters from the Biblical narrative Adam, Eva, Lucifer, and Satan their myth explores more 'Eastern' spiritual concepts of liberation and enlightenment, redefining humanity not as corrupted by but born from 'original sin.' The narrative tells of the pre-historical mythology of our world, offering a tale of Adam and Eva's 'first love' in which their 'sin' ultimately leads to our 'salvation': the beginning of our human existence and ability to love.
Eric Sanders is a New York City-based playwright and producer. He is the author of the hit fightsical "Last Life" at the Ohio Theatre and Brick Theater, directed by Timothy Haskell. Other shows include "The Wendigo," "Ixomia," "fuckplays," "Dread Awakening," "Oblivia," "Faint," "Heartless," "The Hillside," and "It's a Dry Heat." Eric was the Associate Producer on the musical "Xanadu" on Broadway, as well as the hit indie-rock musical "Hostage Song" at the Kraine Theater. He is currently working on his first feature film, "Night of the Long Knives," which he is writing and directing. www.funintrouble.com
Dave Nuss (Music/Lyrics/Writer) has been an active part of the NYC musical community for nearly twenty years. Passionate about sacred music traditions, Nuss recently completed an extensive audio-archiving project on the the Source Family and Yahowha 13, and is now in a band called Sabbath Assembly performing the hymns of the Process Church of the Final Judgment, a UK-based apocalyptic 70's cult. Nuss is also a member of the No-Neck Blues Band (NNCK), the longest-running American musical group dedicated exclusively to improvisation.
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