The Flaming Lips’ theatrical adaptation of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots finally has a premiere date, as You Ain’t No Picasso points out. The Des McAnuff-directed production will run from November 6th to December 16th at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California.
Here’s a brief plot summary provided by La Jolla’s website:
Yoshimi is a young Japanese artist facing the battle of her life: the battle for her life. Adrift from her family and lover, Yoshimi journeys alone into a fantastical robot-world where she wages a war with fate. Will her will to survive be powerful enough to master the evil forces that threaten to destroy her? Inspired by the whimsical and psychedelic music of Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips, this world premiere musical integrates music from several albums (“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” “The Soft Bulletin,” “At War with the Mystics”) with Coyne and multiple Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff’s poignant, humanistic story about the triumph of love and optimism over the mystery of our own mortality. The result is dazzling, multi-media experience that offers an allegory of our modern battle for progressive thought and individuality in the face of blind acceptance and conformity.
Update: Auditions for several roles will take place this month in New York City. Click here for more info.