Concert Reading of “South: A Nautical Musical” in Catskill [Berkshire on Stage]
With an original story, book, music and lyrics by local songwriter Carmen Borgia, SOUTH unfolds in 1860 “…to the north of South America but south of North America.”
Afloat on turbulent seas – piloting the eternally sinking merchant ship Worthy – a wandering sailor named Wheeler searches for his long-lost mother who vanished leaving him only a locket as a tantalizing clue to her identity and possible whereabouts. Such is his life until he meets the worldly Mister Pym, a collector of religious artifacts of dubious provenance and owner of an embarrassing painting whose subject bears a striking likeness to Wheeler himself.
Thus begins a journey during which we encounter thieves, whores, pirates, priests, traders, renegade nuns, terrible cooks, drunken townspeople, a whole island full of well-adjusted lesbian cannibals and caffeine dependency on the high seas!