AGE OF POWER is a new musical about the battle between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla to light up the world.
Their competition unleashed a vicious personal and corporate war to control the new technology of electricity.
Set in the Gilded Age, the story plays out as America is emerging as an industrial powerhouse. Women, minorities, and immigrants are demanding equality and Wall Street is giving rise to the mega-corporation.
While Edison was America’s most famous and successful inventor, Tesla was an eccentric immigrant who arrived in New York with only four cents in his pocket. Both men understood that their quest would change the course of mankind, but they could not foresee how it would change their lives and the lives of the women they loved.
AGE OF POWER is a musical for our times. Edison and Tesla are the perfect heroes for an era when the excitement and fear about new technology is a national obsession. The underlying themes of innovation, immigration, self-empowerment, and corporate responsibility are as current today as they were at the dawn of the twentieth century.