FOR MADMEN ONLY is an immersive rock experience. A burlesque show with a modern take on the iconic novel Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse takes the audience from a vaudeville show to a crazy nightclub and a psychedelic world inside one mans head. Follow one broken man's journey through the flame to uncover his true potential. Dan is an investment banker who has lost everything, and at his 40th birthday celebration, he strikes the match that will set his life on fire. Like a desperate animal, he roars, thrashing about, destroying the life he built in his wake. He cannot see a life worth living and, defeated, decides death is the only thing left...until he sees an ad that sheds light on a world he's never seen before.
So late that night In his uptown tomb Like a wolf of the steppe Pacing his room "There must be something out there in the dead of the night with pulsating music and pulsating light"
Dan leaves his apartment and stumbles upon "The Magic Theater" for a night that will change him, and those who experience it from inside, forever.
FOR MADMEN ONLY achieves a new realm of theatrical engagement, encouraging and invoking a "World of the Play" that serves each patron as a platform to explore, examine, experience, and observe living from any vantage point they can find within. We open the door for audience members to experience the environment that is the catalyst for change in our characters:
“Doesn't your learning reveal to you that the reason why I please you and mean so much to you is because I am a kind of looking-glass for you, because there is something in me that answers you and understands you? Really, we ought all to be such looking-glasses to each other and answer and correspond to each other.” -Herman Hesse
To listen to songs from FOR MADMEN ONLY, follow the link below.