WED APR 11 

The Church of the First Order of  Cloud City's Inaugural Unity Jamboree

Book by Ben Holbrook

Music by Nate Weida

Directed by Andrew Scoville

The citizens of Cloud City, a floating city and the peak of human ingenuity, have gathered to worship the cloud, just like every other Sunday, or so they think. Complications and hilarity ensue when the congregation of the first order of Cloud City are joined by dissatisfied citizens, dissenting robots, and a bunch of mutant ding dongs from the "Underworld". Join our congregation as the Church of the First Order of Cloud City celebrates its inaugural unification service.

Ben Holbrook is a Brooklyn-based (originally from NC) playwright and filmmaker whose works have been produced, developed, or commissioned by: Fundamental Theater Project, Ruddy Productions, The New York International Fringe Festival, Ugly Rhino(LA), Seoul Players (SK), Holiday House, Find the Light (LA), The Irish Arts Council, 45th Street Block Association, and Paper Lantern Theatre Company (NC). His prose has been published in “Call of the Void”, a journal of visual and literary arts. He’s been awarded the Drama League Rough Draft Residency (partnering with Sam Underwood), the Edward Albee Foundation fellowship, and is the inaugural recipient of the Peter Shaffer Award for Excellence in Playwriting. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Fundamental Theater Project’s resident playwright. More info at

Nate Weida is a composer and writer living in New York City. He has written 10 musicals has been a regular musical director for The Possibility Project’s Foster Care Program and Atlantic Theater Company’s Kids Shows. He currently plays in a bluegrass band called “Great Dog Almighty” and performs in a Hall & Oates cover band (Halloween Oates / Deck the Hall & Oates). He is writing an epic poem called I’s Twinkle. He plays piano, flute, banjo, didgeridoo, and sings. Occasionally, he also raps with the hip-hop group “Dragons” under the pseudonym “Shitdogg”.

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