Theater Latté Da announces world premiere musical “Five Points”
Theater Latté Da announces world premiere musical, “Five Points.” This latest and most ambitious musical world premiere to date brings together the talents of a dynamic creative team. The score is by Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar, a New York-based songwriting team with significant Broadway credits. The book is written by the prolific Twin Cities-based playwright Harrison David Rivers, who has penned three world premieres this season including “Five Points,” as well as productions at the History Theatre and Penumbra Theatre. Theater Latté Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein directs the production with Resident Music Director Denise Prosek.
“Five Points” is set in 1863 in the Five Points, a crucible neighborhood on Manhattan’s Lower East Side during the volatile years of the Civil War. The neighborhood is the new home of free African Americans and impoverished European immigrants. Inspired by the confluence of African American and Irish cultures, and the birth of American tap dance, “Five Points” tells the story of historical figures John Diamond and Master Juba, who risk everything for the chance to be a part of the American Dream.
Performances will start Wednesday, April 4, and go through Sunday, May 6, at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE. Tickets: $29-$49. Single tickets go on sale Monday, March 5. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at latteda.org or by calling 612-339-3003.