Please, if you will, travel back in
time with us to 2010. The Chilean mine disaster captured the hearts
and prayers of the world for weeks as the news carried the stories of
tragedy, survival and the resilience of the human spirit.
Naturally, we at Sisyphus were not
above exploiting it for a few cheap laughs. Enter "Hole Lotta
Love: A Chilean Mining Musical," a theater
experience which the eighteen people who attended could only agree
that we'd created our OWN mining disaster. So what, you ask, would
persuade us, after five years of hiding in relative isolation, to
distribute yet ANOTHER mining song from the ill-fated cast album?
Perhaps it was the release of The
33: a docu-drama film that, let's face it, appears poised to make
our humble off-off-off Broadway production look like Evita.
Actual dialog from the trailer:
Miner 1: "That's a big rock."
Miner 2: "That's not a rock. It
is the Heart of the Mountain. She finally broke."
I couldn't write dialogue like that - and believe me, I've tried - so I stole some.
Proudly introducing the
multi-talented Mark Hefti as our oxygen-deprived hero.