Only a boisterous, irreverent musical comedy with singing and dancing CIA agents could tell the true story of how we started the Iraq War. Prissy pundits, bickering bureaucrats and a dissolute defector get medals for their supporting roles.
Our story follows three main characters, an amalgam of people real and fictional, from 2001 - 2003. Richart, an ambitious German junior secret agent catches a prize defector who will become the CIA source on WMD. Nelson, a CIA analyst in Langley, can't get anyone to see the flaws in the story. The third character is journalist David Kay, who declared mistakenly on NBC that mobile germ labs had been found in Iraq, and was rewarded with a special assignment from George Tenet himself.
This is the story behind the story, the one you never really heard, told with humor, music, and good old fashioned show biz panache!
Mikey Cafarelli, John Dellaporta, Cyle Durkee, Kristen Garaffo,
Emily Levey, Matthew G. Myers*, Meredith Richard, Paul Scanlan, & Harry Winter*
Music & Book by Marshall Pailet
Lyrics and Book by A.D. Penedo
Directed by Marshall Pailet
Music Direction by Zak Sandler
Choreography by Kyle Mullins
Production Design by Jessica Moretti
Nora Ives (Assistant Director)
Daisy Long (Lighting Designer/Op and Sound Designer/Op)
Brian R. Sekinger (Production Stage Manager)
Jon Gann (Graphic Designer)
Jody Arlington/PR Collaborative (Publicity)
Gretchen Lukban & Ben Spriggs (Web Design)
Peter Adams (Assistant to Production Designer)
Kelly Wetherald (Box Office & Marketing Intern)
Sarah Korn, Arianna Geneson
Rachel Kepnes, Grace VanderVeer (Production Interns)
Charlie Fink (Executive Producer)
Marshall Pailet (Producer)
* Member Actor's Equity Association