Chandala, American Success Story

Intermission riff. This is meant as a theatrical intermission, with the character of Pete playing a 90 second intermission, offering narrative relief to the audience.

Broken Guitar

There are eleven acts, or songs in American Success Story. Pete Chandala is an ignominious factory worker in his mid fifties. The first scene songs, 1-2, begin with Pete losing his job and finding another one. The second scene songs, 3-5, tell of his childhood and the death of his mother and uncle. The third…