Serj Tankian and Steven Sater's song "The Hunger" from Prometheus Bound to be launched on iTunes March 1, 2011

Media Advisory 3/1/11
Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-295-2668; kati_mitchell@harvard.edu

Serj Tankian and Steven Sater's song "The Hunger" from
A.R.T.'s Prometheus Bound
to be launched on iTunes
March 1, 2011

Cambridge, MA — The song "The Hunger" from the world premiere production of the rock musical Prometheus Bound, recorded by Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson, will be launched exclusively on March 1 on iTunes and is featured on the homepage. It is available for purchase at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-hunger-amnesty-international/id421506539?i=421506552&ign-mpt=uo%3D4.

 

All proceeds from the sale of "The Hunger" will go to Amnesty International.

 

Shirley Manson is a Scottish recording artist and actress, best known internationally as the lead singer of the multiple-Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Garbage.   She was featured in the title song for the James Bond film The World is not Enough, and played the role of Katherine Weaver in the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She has joined the community of artists and activists surrounding Prometheus Bound to record a single from the upcoming production. 

 

An outcry against tyranny, Prometheus Bound illustrates one man's struggle against the brute force of a ruthless dictator. Written by Tony and Grammy Award-winning playwright and lyricist Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) with music composed by Grammy Award-winning System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian, this new musical is inspired by Aeschylus's Ancient Greek tragedy about the heroic struggle of Western civilization's first prisoner of conscience. A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus stages this world premiere production in OBERON, immersing the audience in an environment that has the Dionysian energy and rebelliousness of a rock concert.

 

"The Hunger" is sung by Io, a mortal who was raped by Zeus and exiled from her home.  Her pain becomes a rallying point for Prometheus, a clear example of the kind of injustice perpetrated against the humans by their immortal tormenters. Shirley's powerful voice and emotion as she tells the story of this victimized woman, is the perfect introduction to the world of Prometheus Bound and the work of Amnesty International.  

 

The A.R.T.’s production of Prometheus Bound runs from February 25 to April 2 at the A.R.T.'s  OBERON.  For further information about this production and the A.R.T.’s  2010-11 season, log on to http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org

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