Published Aug 12, 2012We've been waiting for details to emerge about the Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots musical since we first heard mumblings of it back in 2007. Then, earlier this year, it was confirmed that it would indeed be opening in 2012. Now, we're happy to confirm the release date.
According to a press release, the show is set to open on November 6 and run until December 16 at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. The report continues with the following summary:
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.
For more information, including ticketing info when it becomes available, keep an eye on the playhouse's official site.