The Theater: Life-Giving Illusion

MOTHER EARTH Music by TONI SHEARER Book and Lyrics by RON THRONSON

Here we are in the all too near future, when pollution is so thick that skywriters engrave their words with hammer and chisel. Population is so dense that the authorities sponsor a killathon, in which patriotic citizens dispatch themselves in diverse ways. The last California redwood has been replaced by a plastic memorial. Prize dogs compete not for ribbons, but for virgin asphalt on which to relieve themselves.

A bit collegiate, you might say. Add to this some medium-good rock music and the droning message that the young and clean must...

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