RHYME & PUNISHMENT

Book & Lyrics by Anton Dudley

Music by Faye Chiao

Three college Juniors fail a poetry class just days before their Spring Semester Abroad. As they scatter across the globe in this musical comedy song cycle, the jilted Juniors go on a journey of self-discovery with only a stack of poems as their guide. Through songs modeled after international poetic forms (Haiku, Ghazal, Sapphic verse, Villanelle, etc.), the friends navigate near-death experiences, romantic trysts, foreign sports, and foreign brews, only to find poetic pleasure in what first seems like punishment.