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Gideon Vs. the Gods of Cool
September 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
STRANGER THINGS meets HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL meets PERCY JACKSON in this hilarious new “rock opera” set in the 1980s, with music in the style of Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Blondie, The Bangles, Dead or Alive, Simple Minds, Berlin, Rick Springfield, and more. Made by the creators of VALHALLA | A VIKING ROCK OPERA, TAKE MY DEATH AWAY, and A KRAMPUS KAROL and based on the highly-rated young adult novel, this debut production of GIDEON VERSUS THE GODS OF COOL promises a rocking, good time for all ages. This event will be performed concert style.
Gideon Greenwich, a delinquent nerd, is given two choices: join the football team or be expelled. To be “initiated” into the team, Gideon attends a fraternity party, where he has a startling discovery: the jocks are being controlled by an evil god of sports! As the conspiracy unfolds, it appears that the entire high school has been hijacked by otherworldly beings posing as teachers. To resist their dark powers, Gideon must look beyond social cliques and team up with star quarterback, Doug Rock, and the beautiful cheerleader, Cynthia McDaniels.
Together, the unlikely friends take on the god of sports, the goddess of fashion, and the god of popularity. But defying the “gods of cool” takes courage, a willingness to look stupid, and mind-bending adventures through parallel universes. In this thoughtful and hilarious coverage of high school life, national award-winning storyteller, Stephen Gashler, will make you reconsider what it means to be “cool”.