Book and lyrics by Janet Allard
Music and lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos
In 1992 the body of a young man was found by hunters in an abandoned school bus turned hunting shelter off the Stampede Trial in the Denali Wilderness of Alaska. Who he was and how he ended up there soon came to light through Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild. The boy was Christopher McCandless, a twenty-something year old from a well to do East Coast family, who rejected his upper-middle class upbringing in search of something a more unconventional lifestyle could provide. After donating everything in his bank account to Oxfam, Christopher set out on an odyssey across the country, ultimately headed for Alaska. Alexander Supertramp is a new musical that follows his journey.