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BRISPORT GETS FIRED
in which Mr. Brisport is fired following the attack of a Seabourn Cruise Ship by Somali Pirates.
Featuring Julian Fleisher, Ato Blankson-Wood, Alex Birnie, Brian DeCaluwe, Joshua Hinck, and Elias Spector-Zabusky.

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Lyrics:

THE BOSS:
I appreciate your coming in, Brisport. Do sit down.
Brisport, as I’m sure you’re aware,
This isn’t working out between us.
And we at Seabourn Cruises will have to
Let you go...

BRISPORT:
What?

HIS BOSS:
We value you immensely, Brisport. But the board has requested that we
Eliminate all employees responsible the pirate spot.
This catastrophe has been devastating not only to the company’s image but also —

BRISPORT:
Hold on, you can’t really blame me for what’s occurring halfway around the world, can you?

HIS BOSS:
Mr. Brisport!

BRISPORT:
I mean — yes — I contributed an idea, but the commercial was a success! The problem —

HIS BOSS:
It was a terrible coincidence
And one that will have a lasting impact on the company’s image.

BRISPORT:
No one could have foreseen the ship would be attacked by real, fucking pirates!

HIS BOSS:
Please, calm down!
Mr. Brisport.

BRISPORT:
I don’t fucking believe this.

HIS BOSS:
We value you immensely, Brisport. But the board has requested that we
Eliminate all employees responsible the pirate spot.

HIS BOSS:
We want to help make this transition as easy as possible, and we’ll do our best in supporting whatever next job you get, if you need a reference (etc)…

BRISPORT:
I don’t believe this.

HIS BOSS:
We just need you to collect your things and we’ll take care of the rest.

BRISPORT:
You forgot your —

MEN:
Go, go, go, go, go…
Go, go, go, go, go…
Go, go, go, go, go…

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from HAIL OBLIVION, released April 9, 2017
Performed by The Boss (Julian Fleisher), Brisport (Ato Blankson-Wood), and Executives (Alex Birnie, Brian DeCaluwe, Joshua Hinck, and Elias Spector-Zabusky).

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Johnstone/Gelb New York, New York

HAIL OBLIVION is the latest work by Gelb and Johnstone, whose music theater projects include Tully (In No Particular Order), last seen at NYMF, and the rock musical Sometimes in Prague, which was featured in American Theater Magazine as part of the Polyphone Festival, after previous development at the Tank, Joe's Pub, and the New Ohio Ice Factory. ... more

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