An idiotic requiem

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January 3, 2011
In These Times
by Christopher Shinn & Jarrett Dapier  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"American Idiot, the punk rock musical written by Michael Mayer and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong currently playing on Broadway, is the story of three young men. Fleeing their broken suburban homes and raging against a media-saturated, war-waging, and terrorized 21st-century America, they set off to discover themselves down three separate paths that lead each to the brink of ruin. ... Johnny, the show’s central character, seeks out a record contract and falls in love in the city, but then loses himself to drugs, his addiction symbolized by the recurring presence of a serpentine-like character named St. Jimmy." (01/03/11)  

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