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Bum Philips

02/08/2013 - 02/10/2013, LIU Post Campus EventLittle Theatre Mainstage, LIU Post

Upcoming Events 
February 8-10
All shows 7:30 except a 3pm matinee on 2/10
Little Theatre Mainstage

Post Theatre Company and the producing company Monk Parrots will present the first concert reading of Bum Phillips a new, unconventional opera written by nationally renowned playwright Kirk Lynn and Grammy winner and acclaimed composer Peter Stopschinski. In 1975, O.A. “Bum” Phillips became head coach of the Houston Oilers, one of the worst teams in the NFL at that time. Phillips quickly converted the Oilers into a winning franchise resulting in a “Shangri-La” era in the city of Houston and a citywide phenomenon of devoted fans dubbed “Luv Ya Blue”. This humble hero's triumphs came with sacrifices, as his obsessions affected his relationship with his family. A devastating termination from the Oilers in 1980 propelled him toward a spiritual quest that he later said he had avoided his entire life. Sunday mornings, previously a time for football and the military (Phillips had enlisted after the events of Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941) became a time for church. As such, Bum Phillips uses the question, “What to do on a Sunday?” as a unifying principle in which to examine themes relevant to contemporary audiences, such as ethics, family, faith, and happiness.

For more information, please contact Post Theatre Company Post Theatre Company & Monk Parrots Production Company at PTC@cwpost.liu.edu.

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