BECOMING DAVID

 

Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hirsch

Music by Nick Myers

 

BECOMING DAVID is an original dark comedy about an obese guy who undergoes a makeover to look like Michelangelo’s sculpture “David.”  Chris is in love with his best friend Sam, and thinks that looking like the most beautiful man in the history of Western Civilization might help him win Sam’s love.  Driven by a choir of vain and whimsical voices in his head, Chris sets out to achieve the perfect body.  When he discovers that even the David isn’t perfect, his quest for perfection spirals out of control.  BECOMING DAVID explores the extreme societal pressure to be beautiful and the desperate—and sometimes dangerous—lengths we go to be loved. 

 

 

In this song, the choir of voices in Chris's head sings about how Chris needs to be beautiful to find love.

SAMPLE SONG:

at the Dramatists Guild Fellows Showcase at Playwrights Horizons