The Flaming Lips are set to premiere their theatrical adaptation of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots on Nov. 6. The production, directed by Des McAnuff, is expected to run until Dec. 16 at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, Calif. Auditions for several roles will be taking place this month.
La Jolla’s website described the production’s plot:
“Yoshimi is a young Japanese artist facing the battle of her life: the battle for her life. Adrift from her family and lover, Yoshimi journeys alone into a fantastical robot-world where she wages a war with fate. Will her will to survive be powerful enough to master the evil forces that threaten to destroy her? Inspired by the whimsical and psychedelic music of Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips, this world premiere musical integrates music from several albums (“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” “The Soft Bulletin,” “At War with the Mystics”) with Coyne and multiple Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff’s poignant, humanistic story about the triumph of love and optimism over the mystery of our own mortality. The result is dazzling, multi-media experience that offers an allegory of our modern battle for progressive thought and individuality in the face of blind acceptance and conformity.”