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Americana: A Murder Ballad

By Morna Young
Music by Davey Anderson
Directed by Cathy Thomas-Grant

03 – 17 AUG @ Assembly Checkpoint – 13:20

‘Americana is a place of dreams
And our young protagonists could embody this hope
Though soon their fates will be in dire-straits
Imprisoned to the ethereal land of folk…’

A nation’s youth are trapped in a murder ballad they cannot escape. A gunman lurks on every corner. He’s behind you. He’s beside you. He’s inside you. This is freedom. This is a warzone. This is Americana. How do we break the ballad?

2012/2016 Fringe First winners Pepperdine Scotland make new music from old songs in this perpetual story of fear.

Pepperdine Scotland is so excited to be back for the 75th anniversary of the Fringe Festival, and are proud to present, Americana: A Murder Ballad by Morna Young, with music by Davey Anderson. This is a play that comments on gun violence in the U.S, and how a shooter isn’t always who you expect.

Who Are We?

Pepperdine Scotland is the multi-award-winning cultural and artistic exchange between Pepperdine University’s Department of Theatre and leading members of the Scottish Theatre Community. Pepperdine University has been performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1985, and has been operating the expanded Pepperdine Scotland exchange since 2012 with support from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.