Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783190256
Binding: PaperBack

Mission Drift

The TEAM, in collaboration with Heather Christian and Sarah Gancher


Mission Drift is a pioneering journey across the USA in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism, created in the blazing heat of a Las Vegas June. Told through atomic blasts, lizard ballet, and original music that fuses Las Vegas glitz with Western ballads and Southern blues, it features two interweaving love stories: the epic saga of an immortal teenage Dutch couple as they travel west from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in 1624, all the way to modern-day financially devastated Las Vegas, and the intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy grappling with the 2008 recession and their crumbling American dreams.

Over it all reigns Miss Atomic, a seductive storyteller/singer inspired by the 1950s beauty pageants celebrating the bombs tested in the Nevada desert. She is the symbol of creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and this profoundly unique American city.

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ISBN13 9781783190256
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96



‘...its mix of the epic and everyday, myth and madness, music and storytelling, create a glorious patchwork in which pitch and tone - are as crucial as intellectual argument. A theatrical tornado, and a sideways glimpse into America's tarnished, weary soul.’ Guardian

‘A show that is deliberately as beguiling and elusive as the promise it explores.’ Financial Times  

‘Genius New Yorkers The TEAM whip up a desert storm in this Vegas-set alternative history of American capitalism’ Time Out

‘This is a riotous and wickedly enjoyable fable of the creation and destruction of the American Dream in Las Vegas.’ What's On Stage 

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