Two Nights Only!


World Premiere


On The Air


A Multimedia One-Act Chamber Opera


Music by Evan Hause
Libretto by Gary Heidt
Directed by Yuji Takematsu
Musical direction by Evan Hause


Edwin H. Armstrong, inventor of FM meets Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of TV in an upper East Side bar on the night of Armstrong's 1954 suicide by jumping out of his 13th floor River House apartment window. Prompted by the appearance of an anonymous figure from the past, they journey to the New Jersey estate of RCA exec, David Sarnoff, once Brigadier General of Psy-Ops and legal nemesis to the inventors, who proceeds to reveal his hideous secret. Includes an aria for a Tube.


Salvatore Basile as Edwin H. Armstrong
Michael Connolly as Philo T. Farnsworth
Dan Sklar as David Sarnoff
Alec Duffy as Cox
Shelly Watson as The Tube
Ilya Speranza as Marion McInnis
Nathan Metz as Vladimir Zworykin
Ted Stafford as Cliff Gardner
Evan Hause as Carl Christiansen



Monday/Tuesday March 26/27, 2001 7 PM

Theater for the New City

155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)

telephone: 212-254-1109