2020 WEBBY AWARD HONOREE
In a post-apocalyptic world with no internet or electricity, five disparate factions vie for dominance in the city-state of Fiveboro. Each tribe worships at the altar of the bygone pop-culture references of an earlier time, and relishes the stories of film and television they've never actually seen. The Fansci Folk live in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy cosplay kingdom, the Escandalistas invoke the drama of the Telenovelas, The Criterione Collective praises the independent Art Film, the Snookis favor "reality" over fiction and the Hepburners prefer their stories told in black and white. When a powerful figure who calls himself The Cardinal invites the leaders of the factions to his Roost, the announcement he makes threatens to shake Fiveboro to its very core and upend the peaceful detente that has ruled the realm for over a decade.
David Treatman Creative and Iconoclast Theatre Collective present:
The World to Come
A Musical Saga
Created by Rachel Klein, Andy Peterson, and Erik Ransom
Scripts & Lyrics by Erik Ransom
Music by Andy Peterson
Direction by Rachel Klein
Joanna Carpenter - Ivorwen Flutterwing / Lady Hyacinth
Tsebiyah Derry - RuffLadyDom69 / Marchioness of Chambers
Jamyl Dobson - Ser Cyborg Van Damme
Remy Germinario - Jasper Knickerbocker / Talon Sergeant / Dom / Additional Voices
Lana Gordon - The Oracle of Nypil
PJ Griffith – Achilleon Hawke
Em Grosland - Teller Bastien / Additional Voices
Brandon Haagenson - Lord Darcy Hetherington / Additional Voices
Chris Harder - John the Faptist
Jonathan Hoover - High Priestess Patti
Kate Hoover - Millicent Knickerbocker / Dr. Screechowl / Elder Zevriel / Additional Voices
Scott Lilly - Porkpoleon / the Archduke of Plastoria/ Schmendrick the Stable Boy / Additional Voices
Sandra Marante - Yolanda Gutierrez / Mercedes Pizarro / Additional Voices
Tara Martinez - Princess Ripley of House Zythrion / Additional Voices
Erik Ransom - Narrator / Folker / Dowager Duchess / Additional Voices
Brody Redman - Talon Agent / Boxing Commentator / Additional Voices
Carson Robinette - Chip Knickerbocker / Additional Voices
Marissa Rosen - Danielle of Clan Rhonj / Additional Voices
Justin Sargent - Lukas Sparrow / Duke Vlad of Gushing / Additional Voices
Grace Stockdale - Queen Cyanaris of House Zythrion
Luis Villabon - The Cardinal / Rodrigo / Additional Voices
Adrienne Barbeau as Queen Ghenna of House Zythrion
Spencer Cohen - Drums / Percussion
Cadence Hira - Violin
Wayne Leechford -Clarinet / Saxophones
Mike Lunoe - Drums / Percussion / Bass
Andy Peterson - Keyboards / Orchestral Sequencing
Mike Rosengarten - Guitar
Erik Ransom - Scriptwriter / Lyricist / Created By
Andy Peterson - Composer / Music Director / Orchestrations / Created By
Rachel Klein - Director / Showrunner / Created By
Mike Lunoe - Audio Producer / Editor / Mixer
Sean Hagerty - Sound Designer / Lead Mixer
David Treatman - Producer
Abby Bonner - Associate Producer
Melissa Edelblum - Associate Producer
Dan DeMello - Publicist
Caroline Bohnenberger - Assistant Director
Cadence Hira – Sound Apprentice
Nick Anton - Additional Audio Recording
Sean Gill - Kitsch Consultant
Scott Lilly - Map Designer
Produced by David Treatman Creative and Iconoclast Theatre Collective
Episode 1: To Boldly Go
The Cardinal invites the royalty of the factions of Fiveboro to join him in his Roost, but his intentions seem less than honorable. Lukas travels across Fiveboro to deliver The Cardinal’s message to Queen Cyanaris, but the job proves to be much more difficult than he expected when he meets Princess Ripley. Yolanda pauses her family drama to prepare for the meeting at the Roost.
Episode 2: Fact or Fiction
Folker meets with Teller Bastien and surprises them with two incredible opportunities. The royal courts of The Snookis and The HepBurners react to The Cardinal’s invitation. Chip prepares for an adventure.
Episode 3: Home to Roost
Representatives of the major factions complete the treacherous journey to The Roost where they are spoiled with delicacies from the world that was, Lukas yearns for more, and The Cardinal shares a shocking revelation.
Episode 4: The Fellowship
The delegates are shocked to learn that The Cardinal had a vision of a movie from the world that was. Skeptical of The Cardinal, Ripley, Danielle, Yolanda, Chip, Teller Bastien, and Lukas conspire in secret to investigate what is truly afoot. After working through their prejudices, the six determine that they will have to unite to unearth The Cardinal’s true intentions. Chip gets his first taste of acceptance.
Episode 5: The World Below
Lukas, Teller Bastien, and Danielle, half of the newly-forged fellowship, meet in the SubTubes two days after their summons to The Roost. They journey deep into the world below to interview the SubTribes for intel about The Cardinal overheard from passing Talon officers. Lukas saves a group of Periodontists. The group adopts a stowaway.
Episode 6: The Oracle of Nypil
The second half of our Fellowship - Ripley, Yolanda, and Chip - brave the treacherous trek to the Oracle of Nypil. Chip proves his mettle. The Oracle poses her riddle. Will Yolanda make it home in time to get her nails did?
Best podcast I’ve heard in a minute!!
Y’all. Y’all. I’m 4 eps in. It’s more than amazing. It’s perfection.
It’s like sci-fi and dystopian end of the world fiction and musicals and comedy had a REALLY talented and well produced baby. And it doesn’t seem on paper like any of it should work but all of it does and holy smokes is it fire!!!
Check it out!!!
Sooo good it makes me mad
Chip’s song in the 4th episode was amazing and the actor plays the character so well that I lowkey wanna punch him in the face haha. This show has something for everyone, loving it so far!!
Incredible talent on display
This is the most ambitious attempt at a podcast musical that I’ve ever listened to. Every song is ridiculously catchy and the group numbers have such a driving energy to them, it’s hard to believe that they were recorded in isolation. Everyone here is talented beyond measure and I hope many people get to listen to this show.