Book, lyrics, & music by Danny Paller
Concept developed with Joyce Klein and Jeff Rosenschein
Set in South Carolina and the Caribbean in 1720, DAnGEr is about two female pirates and one fiddler – a tale of class and gender rebellion, of a community on the edge, of obsession and betrayal.
Down-and-out fiddler Henry Pogue finds employment on a pirate ship, where the captain has brought along his lover Lizzy, a refugee from her genteel upbringing. When a newly-captured sailor named Bo turns out to be a woman, Lizzy and Bo become legends of the Caribbean – until Pogue’s obsession with Lizzy leads to the ship’s demise.
DAnGEr premiered in 2015 in Jerusalem’s Karnaf Theater. It runs 1 hour 40 minutes (no intermission), and has a seven-person cast – two women and five men. It is based on a true story.
One Fine Morning – 1 min 57 sec
The pirate crew includes Gilead, an escaped slave. He recalls the day 12 years earlier when he was sold to a different master – the last time he saw his family.
Suddenly the Sea –1 min 6 sec
Lizzy first meets pirate captain Calico Jack in a Charleston tavern. They sing about how each of them is seduced by the sea.
Running Away – 1 min 10 sec
In a jail cell following their trial, Lizzy and Bo contemplate the strange destiny that brought them together.
Video from Karnaf Theater production of DAnGEr – 2 min 26 sec
photos by Brian Negin/Aharon Manor
"Juicy and delicious" "Gorgeous score - 'One Fine Morning' is one of the most moving musical-theater songs I've ever heard"
"Captivating story and characters"
The premiere of DAnGEr was directed by
Eli Kaplan-Wildmann and starred Howard Metz, Miri Fraenkel, Yaeli Greenblatt, Zvi Goldfeld, Yaser Abdalla, Josh Bloomberg, and Yosef Caldarone. Audio excerpts
are sung by Gideon Hersher and Karen Delamour.