By Olivier Cadiot

Starring Steven Rattazzi
and All Male Chorus:
Mark Kaczmarczyk

Christopher Boggs
Dennis Blackwell
David Shane
Robert Hughes
Keith Broughton
Jonathan Grant
Masami Morimoto
Christopher McLamb
Roy Ben Moshe
Ari Rossen
Todd Elliott

Director Marion Schoevaert
Composer Adam Silverman
Conductor Jonathan Babcock
Translator Cole Swensen
Set & Costumes Anna Kiraly
Light designer Tyler Micoleau
Choreography Elissaveta Iordanova
Stage Manager Alaina Buckland
Video Irina Patkanian

A homeless man in the street of New York City transforms himself into a zealous butler, a spy, a colonel and a Master. He becomes prey to his own imagination and delusions, both hilarious and heart breaking: he invites himself for dinner and becomes an American Hero.  This is the rise to power of a crazy man in a world gone mad.

A.W.O.L. is a hymn to class struggle, a mini-opera for loneliness, and a symphony of a military regiment. With All Male Chorus as the crowd of businessmen and Masters.

November 2005  at 59E59 Theater

The butler : “I could not possibly drop the platter; I will not drop the platter, these are my two hands holding the platter-no problem.   I have been in service since time began.   Take two steps back. Freeze. At ease.”