Pixies' Black Francis' Rock Opera Debuts In Houston In November


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The Catastrophic Theatre in Houston, TX is pleased to announce the world premiere of the new Black Francis rock opera Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood, co-produced with the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, featuring songs and concepts by Black Francis and Herman Brood and adapted for the stage by Jason Nodler from an idea by Pixies biographer Josh Frank.

Bluefinger was inspired by the critically acclaimed 2007 Black Francis album of the same name. The album was Francis’ first concept album and was also significant for marking a return to the stage name he’d used with his legendary band Pixies after a long solo career under the name of Frank Black. The album focuses entirely on the life and death of Herman Brood, a Dutch artist, rocker and junkie who leapt to his death from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton in 2001 at the age of 54.

The play will be performed in the intimate, 100-seat theater at DiverseWorks Artspace, 1117 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77002.

Bluefinger runs Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. from November 12 – December 18.

As with all Catastrophic productions, tickets will be available at a Pay-What-You-Can variable price: “$20… more if you have it… less if you don’t.”

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[Published on: 9/24/10]

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