The Current War

The World Premiere of a new musical by Michael Mitnick

The electric chair is one of the most controversial inventions in history. Behind it lies a true American story of electrocuted animals, mass public deception, and the broken egos of two of the greatest inventors of all time. The Current War explores the fierce battle for domination of the electricity market between two very different yet equally fierce titans of industry: Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Featuring: Eric Bryant, Will Connolly, Slate Holmgren, Alex Knox, Christopher McFarland, Aaron Moss, Alexander Manuel Teicheira, Liz Wisan

Book, Music, Lyrics: Michael Mitnick
Video Design: Sarah Lasley
Costumes: Summer Jack
Sound Design: Michael Mitnick
Dramaturg: Brian Valencia
Production Stage Manager: Allison Johnson

Production Photography by Maggie Elliott

Presented in the Langston Hughes Festival of New Plays at Yale School of Drama
Dec 4-6, 2008