May 3 to 26 - John & Jen
lyrics by Tom Greenwald
music by Andrew Lippa
book by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald
Jen and her younger brother John are growing up in the ever-changing world of mid-century America. As the country becomes divided over the war in Vietnam, so does the family, and battle lines are drawn between the once-close siblings. When John is killed in Vietnam, Jen is left to reconcile her memory of their fractured relationship. This is a funny, charming, and compassionate musical about brothers, sisters, parents, and children, and the ways in which the tides of generations affect each other in unexpected ways.
freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL
Sat. and Sun. 2 p.m., Thurs. 7 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. www.freefalltheatre.com. www.freefalltheater.com or 727-359-0525.