Homecoming KingÂ is a short musical that follows the story of a conflicted man who is living two lives â€“ keeping both of his families in the dark. The journey of in between his two lives, the experience of hanging in the middle and finding a balance is the forefront throughout the show.
Throughout Homecoming King, the main character Daniel recognizes the choices he is making and the fine balance that must be maintained. But what he does not account for is the unexpected loss of this carefully maintained charade and the fall-out he will receive when his life comes crashing down around him.
While my personal experience as a twenty-year old student gives me very little insight into the double life of an older man, balancing work, two wives and two children â€“ the sentiments of anxiety and tension in addition to the stress and misdirection is something that I can definitely relate to.
As a young adult in this day and time there are so many options. University, college, work, volunteer and job opportunities stemming from many of these. My career as a university student has started out as a journey, hopefully leading to some sort of yet to be determined goal. It is about the path and detours we take to get there and how we chose to balance the opportunities that will help to define our experiences.
Homecoming KingÂ reflects the instinctive sentiments and conflict that many of us face throughout our lives, throughout various different contexts. Outlined by catchy, entertaining songs and the occasional plot twist this show as part of theÂ Neanderthal Arts FestivalÂ captures our basic inner conflict.