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Outre Theatre Company Presents Green Day’s American Idiot

Outre Theatre Company Presents Green Day’s American Idiot at
the Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Green Day’s punk opera American Idiot, adapted for the stage by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, will continue Outré Theatre Company’s sixth full season as a provocative cultural institution in South Florida. This is Outré’s second production in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center, following its disturbingly timely production of the seminal dystopia 1984.

“In this time of ‘fake news,’ heightened racial tension, gun violence, nuclear tensions, name calling and lies, who do we believe?” asked Doug Wetzel, Outré’s Managing Director and the director of the production. “Although American Idiot is set in the time of the Iraq War and circumstances have evolved, it is as poignant today as when it premiered on Broadway. The more things change, the more they stay the same.”
In this Tony- and Grammy Award winning punk rock opera, three working-class young men struggle to find meaning against a backdrop of suburban anesthesia, forced patriotism, and dreams hovering forever just out of reach. Johnny, Will, and Tunny each strive to escape the prepackaged, commodified existence of American consumerism and jingoism, trying to find some sort of meaningful existence.

The cast includes: Dimitri Gann (Johnny), Eytan Deray (Will): Patrick Rodriguez (Tunny), Hilleah Neve (Whatsername), Jordana Forrest (Heather), Elisa Dannielle (Extraordinary Girl), Conor Walton (St. Jimmy), Nicole Dikun (Ensemble), Sara Grant (Ensemble), Mark Hernandez (Ensemble), Eric Daniel O’Keefe (Ensemble), Bridget Parente (Ensemble).

Outré Theatre Company is a vibrant, growing theatre company in beautiful South Florida. Outré believes that theatre is a living art form with the power to reimagine and reexamine ourselves and the world around us. They strive to create theatre which stimulates thought, provokes reflection, and encourages activism.

The Cultural Alliance is comprised of highly regarded performing arts organizations based in South Florida. The nine resident companies of the Pompano Beach Cultural Center offer exciting individual performances, while also collaborating on special events and education programming. For more information,

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library is a mixed-use City of Pompano Beach facility. The 47,000 square foot facility showcases a Cultural Center and Library under one roof. The Cultural Center features the best of regional talent in South Florida along with the finest international talent. A home to a 400-seat theater, an art gallery, and a state-of-the-art digital media center, the Cultural Center brings all disciplines together, not just under one roof but onto one stage.


American Idiot by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
November 2-19, 2017
Reception / Media Night: November 4, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Tickets: $39 adults, $19 students and industry
Tickets available at or by calling (954) 545-7800
Direction by Doug Wetzel
Music Direction by Kristen Long
Choreography by Jerel Brown