Dream Up Festival

The Wrong BOx title

- NYC Premiere


Book/Music/Lyrics: Kit Goldstein Grant.

Director/Choreographer: Michael Chase Gosselin.

A Victorian black comedy based on the novel of the same name, The Wrong Box centers around a 'tontine,' a bizarre investment scheme wherein a group of young men invest money in a fund, and the last man living takes all. Morris, a 40-year old orphan who was robbed by his uncle of seven thousand eight hundred pounds when he was only a boy at school, is desperate to win the tontine and thus right the wrongs he feels the world has done him. His uncle Joseph is one of the last two members of the tontine, so Morris is willing to go to any length to keep his uncle alive long enough for him to win. Things go south for Morris, though, when they are both involved in a train wreck, and Morris finds a dead body which he thinks is his uncle. Chaos ensues as Morris does whatever it takes to keep up the charade that Uncle Joseph is still alive long enough to win the tontine.


Community Theater

Saturday - Spetember 1 - 5pm
Saturday - September 8 - 5pm
Sunday- September 9 - 5pm
Monday - September 10 - 6:30pm
Saturday - September 15 - 5pm
Sunday - September 16 - 5pm

Running time: The Wrong Box is 150 Minutes $18.

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KIT GOLDSTEIN GRANT (Book/Music/Lyrics) is a prize-winning New York City-based composer, lyricist and librettist. Her musicals have been seen in South Africa (THE NOSE, Anex Theatre Productions) and in New York at The Players Theatre (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD, THML Theater), the Master Theater (THE NOSE), the Midtown International Theater Festival (THE NOSE, nominee Best Musical), the Strawberry One-Act Festival (THE COMMUTERS, Calendar Boys Productions, nominee Best Musical), The Gallery Players (THE GIANT HOAX), the Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series, the Musical Theatre Factory, and the National Opera Center (THE WRONG BOX). Five of her musicals for young audiences have toured schools with the Schenectady Theatre for Children, including IT’S RAINING TAMALES!, which is published by YouthPLAYS. Kit has studied at Juilliard and the Tony-Award winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and she is a member of The Dramatists Guild. www.kitgoldstein.com

MICHAEL CHASE GOSSELIN (Director/Choreographer) is a professional Director/Choreographer, and Producer based in NYC. He directed Money Talks Off-Broadway, as well as the acclaimed, longrunning Endangered! The Musical. Other world premiere productions include Kit Goldstein Grant’s The Nose at the Master Theater, and The Most Miserable Christmas Tree in Brooklyn. He executive produced and general managed Midnight at The Never Get (NYMF 2016 and Provincetown 2017) and LUDO's Broken Bride (NYMF 2016), and produced Pope! An Epic Musical (NYMF 2015). He also serves as a General Partner of Visceral Entertainment, a full service theatrical production/general management company. In 2013, he co-produced and directed a reading of Moby Dick: A Whale of a Tale for Cameron Mackintosh. He was the Producing Artistic Director of Act Three Theatricals in Vermont 2006-2012. As a Director/ Choreographer, additional recent credits include Disney's Tarzan (VT Premiere), The Wedding Singer and South Pacific (NCT), Rock Nativity (Regional Premiere), a Vermont tour of The Complete History of America (Abridged), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and A Christmas Carol for the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, and Legally Blonde for Clark University. He is a proud member of SDC. www.michaelchasegosselin.com 


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