The new folk-rock musical Son of a Gun opens off-Broadway on November 6. Directed by Gabriel Barre and starring American Idiot’s Van Huges and Hair’s Ryan Link, the show will play Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre through November 18.
Son of a Gun tells the story of Danderhauler Agamenon Khrusty (Hughes), the heir apparent to the throne of the Khrusty family Appalachian band. Danderhauler’s life is dominated by the charismatic personality of his father Winston, a highly-functioning, highly-entertaining alcoholic. When Danderhauler meets the love of his life, Lucy Sunshine (Rebecca Hart), they conspire to free him of the burden of his father’s addiction, but the surprising news of Winston’s tongue cancer thwarts their plans.
The company is comprised of nine actors who double as musicians, playing multiple instruments throughout the show. In addition to Hughes, Link and Hart, the production also features Alex Branton, Billy Brimblecom Jr., Michael Castillejos, Lori Fischer, Jimmie James and Martin Landry.