Based on Eric O’Meara’s original stage play. Developed and directed by Natalia Lazarus. Music Composed by Eva King. Multi Media Effects by Heide Fleigner. Lighting and Set Design by Argent Lloyd.
O’Meara’s script explores how Murry Wilson developed his sons into the Beach Boys by ruling with an iron fist that eventually sent Brian Wilson into drug use and depression and Dennis Wilson down a road of destructive behavior that included the alcohol and drug abuse that may have, ultimately, contributed to his untimely demise.
Lazarus has staged the show in a dynamic, cross cutting of locations on a multi-level set that includes Dennis Wilson's boat, The Harmony; various recording studios and back stage concert halls. The audience learns of how Dennis Wilson was the inspiration behind some of the greatest Beach Boy songs written by the eldest Wilson brother, Brian.
We see Dennis’s personality as a wild child teenager evolve into a soulful and caring yet tortured man with forays into the Manson Family and a penchant for infidelity that leads to the failure of his multiple marriages. This play is a sad look into a beautiful man.