Pentagon was conceived and written as a one-man stage show exploring the intersection of music, dance and philosophy. The original production opened on May 5th, 2001 at the Mary Gray Monroe Theatre in Atlanta, GA. It has since been adapted for the screen.
Pentagon is the story of a five-member band on the cusp of success. As part of their record contract, the band is sequestered in a house swarming with webcams and is forced to write their next album under the harsh lights of a reality-based web program.
Through the constant commands of an unnamed observer, the band begins to espose their personal philosophies on music to the invisible adoring hordes. These reflections take on an unexpected significance when one band member, burdened by increasingly ludicrous demands, commits suicide. As the members of the band begin to disappear one by one, the film procedes to explore the nuanced intersection of muscianship and the spiritual realm.
Through this script, we begin to see that the way we view the afterlife defines the way we listen to music…and vice versa.
Soundtrack to Original Production of Pentagon
Gravel- Ani Difranco
Birdland- Charlie Parker
Burn- The Cure
Slip Slide Melting- For Love Not Lisa
All Along the Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix
Operation Spirit- Live
Smooth Criminal- Michael Jackson
Canon in D- Pachabel
In Your Eyes- Peter Gabriel
Drum Trip- Rusted Root
Winter- Tori Amos
Sage of Lamberene- Sam Cardon and Kurt Bestor
Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston
Lovergirl- Teena Marie
Gimme Shelter- Rolling Stones
In The Air Tonight- Phil Collins
Lay Your Hands On Me- Peter Gabriel
Fade Into You- Mazzy Star