HATORADE RETROGRADE

Imagine this Garden of Earthly Delight in the year 2069:

The 21st Century was a tumultuous time in the Divided States of America. The YUGE WAR raged on. A costly MARS race bankrupted NASA and paved the way for privatization of the red planet. The WAR ON SCIENCE left the educated masses stranded in detention centers on the Canadian border. Epidemics of preventable diseases – measles, smallpox, Ebola, and polio – ravaged an unvaccinated population. Ultimately, the MONTSANTO FAMINE drove the union apart.

After the collapse, the state of California seceded, only to break in two. SOCAL, “The Glamour State,” and NOCAL “The Silicon State,” bailed out by an elite tech consortium.

Nestled like a pill in a blister pack, San Francisco now sits beneath OVUM, a crystalline hi-tech incubator. Environmental bulwark and buoy on rising seas. Inter- planetary port. Monument and mindset, OVUM connects with all initiated to provide to eat to drink to work to sleep to play to pray. The city is Vatican to the Church of Jobs Creationism. The four horsemen of the singularity – Saint Branson, Saint Bezos, Saint Zuck, Saint Elon – spread their gospel:

“It's insurance of life as we know it, and it makes the future far more inspiring if we are out there among the stars and you could move to another planet if you wanted to.”

INTRO: 

 

SAM_AI_AM’S THEME: PRYOR MIX

IN WHICH SAM SETS THE SCENE AND INTRODUCES THEMSELF: "I'M NON-HUMAN AND I NEED TO BE LOVED, JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE DOES."

 

SCENE 1: (OVUM)

 

IN WHICH XOCHILL HAPPENS UPON DARWIINA’S LAB IN THE SECRET CORRIDORS OF THE MINISTRY OF STARS.

 

DARWIINA’S THEME: UNIVERSE MIX

 

SCENE 2: (OVUM/PNEU BAY)

 

IN WHICH XOCHILL AND SAM_AI_AM HAVE A HEART TO HEART BEFORE THEY ESCAPE OVUM AND MEET MINIMAXI (AKA THE UNION OF CURIOUS SCIENTISTS) WHO KNOW WHAT’S UP WITH DARWIINA AND THE M(O)USKANAUTS. 

 

MINIMAXI’S THEME: SCIENCE MIX

 

SCENE 3: (PNEU BAY MANOR)

 

IN WHICH SAM_AI_AM TRAVELS WITH MINIMAXI TO PNEU BAY MANOR WHERE THEY LIVE WITH XIMIX.

 

XIMIX’ THEME: GLAM MIX

 

SCENE 4: (SPLIT SCREEN INTERMEZZO: PNEU/OVUM)

 

IN WHICH XIMIX STEALS AWAY SAM_AI_AM AND ABANDONS MINIMAXI.

MEANWHILE XOCHILL RE-ENTERS OVUM TO RESCUE DARWIINA.

 

XOCHILL’S THEME: PARTY MIX (RESCUE EDIT)

 

 

SCENE 5: (NOLAND)

 

IN WHICH XIMIX IS CAPTURED BY PALOMA AND THEY TRAVEL THROUGH THE MELODIC WOODS TO BOLAND. 

 

PALOMA’S THEME: NOMAN’S MIX

 

SCENE 6: (BOLAND)

 

IN WHICH SAM_AI_AM DISCOVERS THEIR ORIGIN AND EVERYONE RE-)UNITES AROUND CRACKING THE CODE FROM MARS.

 

MØRMØR’S THEME: SOUL MIX

 

SCENE 7: (OVUM) 

 

IN WHICH FAKE FAKE NEWS IS HACKED AND XOCHILL REVEALS HERSELF AS THE REAL REVOLUTIONARY IN THE BATTLE OF OVUM.

 

XOCHILL’S THEME: PARTY MIX (REDEEMER’S EDIT)

 

HRTM 08: OUTRO/CODA IN WHICH WE LEARN WHAT HAPPENS LATER.

 

SAM_AI_AM’S THEME: MORNING MIX

 

XOCHILL’S THEME: PARTY MIX (REPRISE)

Hatorade Retrograde the Musical Teaser
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CAST

In order of appearance

 

SAM_SAR_AI 

LYREBIRD.AI
voice avatar trained by 
LISE HALLER BAGGESEN

 

XOCHILL 

ANNIE AGUILAR

 

DARWIINA  

CHRISTAN THOMPSON

 

MINIMAXI 

YAO WANG & HANNAH OLIVER

 

XIMIX 

STEPHANIE HEWETT

 

PALOMA

VALERIE MENDEZ

 

MØRMØR 

SONIA PINTO-SCHERSTUL

 

AUDIENCE GUIDES

 CHRISTINA SOLOMON * MIA ANGELINA TOLER  

ASTRID MORITZ MACADAMS * JANE RUDENKO

 

CHOREOGRAPHY

STEPANIE HEWETT

 

STAGE DIRECTOR / PRODUCTION MANAGER

JACKIE KATZ

 

 

 

 

 

SCRIPT

LISE HALLER BAGGESEN

 

SCORE

AVERY R YOUNG & JONATHAN ROSS

 

 

MUSIC

AVERY R YOUNG

Vocals/Moog/Synthesizer/Hand Claps/Foot Stomps/Sound Effects

 

TIMOTHY “CREAM” JONES

Guitar

 

JUSTIN DILLARD

Keys/Synthesizer

 

ALEX WING

Bass/Guitar/Theremin

 

JOVIA ARMSTRONG

Percussion/Drum Programming

 

TODD CARTER

Engineer

 

ELEANOR ROSS

Vocals

 

JONATHAN ROSS

Engineer/Synthesizer/Soundscapes/Drum Programming