Variant 6

Variant 6

a world premiere of wally gunn

with mobius percussion

and veronica jurkiewicz, violA


May 16, 2019 | 8pm
1325 N Randolph st | Philadelphia
Seating is limited

May 17, 2019 | 8pm

May 18, 2019 | 8pm
Lewis Center forum
136 Alexander st | Princeton NJ
Tickets at door

Variant 6 joins Mobius Percussion for a concert presentation of a new original work by Wally Gunn in May 2019.  It will be based on the true story of the 19th-century Australian outlaw Andrew George Scott, known as “Captain Moonlite.”

Captain Moonlite—a rogue, a brigand, a criminal, and a queer—is an outsider who chafes at the constraints of Victorian-era society. He dreams of founding a utopia for himself and the lover he met in prison, James Nesbitt. Unable to make a life in society upon their release, Scott and Nesbitt resign themselves to living outside it, and in pursuing this end, the pair, by misconduct and misfortune, fall foul of the law. Banding together with some other misfits, they set off on a gruelling trek through Australia’s arid outback and find themselves in a series of increasingly desperate situations which culminate in a stand-off and shoot-out with police. An officer is shot and killed, and Nesbitt, also shot fatally, dies in Scott’s arms. Scott, stricken and defeated, is imprisoned and sentenced to death by hanging for his crimes. In his cell, he writes heartrendingly of his love for Nesbitt, his terrible loss, and his hope that he will be reunited with his lover in the next world.