The futuristic rock comedy The Last Smoker in America will play its final performance at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre on September 1. Featuring a book by Bill Russell and music by Peter Melnick, the show stars Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia Belcon, John Bolton and Jake Boyd. Directed and produced by Andy Sandberg, the musical opened on August 2. A cast album of the show is also in the works.
In a world where smoking has recently been outlawed and the penalties are growing stricter by the minute, The Last Smoker in America is the story of Pam (Alvin), a woman trying desperately to quit. While her husband Ernie (Bolton) dreams of being a rock star and her son Jimmy (Boyd) listens to so much rap music he thinks he’s black, Pam finds herself being pushed to the edge of reason. Will Pam kick the habit or fight for her right to light up?
The Last Smoker in America features set design by Charles Corcoran, costume design by Michael McDonald, lighting design by Grant Yeager, sound design by Bart Fasbender and choreography by AC Ciulla.