Husband-and-wife duo Seth and Shawn Magill, aka the East Dallas-based band Home by Hovercraft, are producing a rock-n-roll musical with their creative partner Michael Federico.

The play is called “On the Eve,” and it is described as “the almost entirely true story of Marie Antionette and the first time-traveling hot air balloon.” Federico wrote the story, and the Magills wrote the music and lyrics.

With Revolution on the horizon and a husband who is generally lacking, Antoinette turns to a space-busting aeronaut, a crazed scientist, and a beautiful muse to set things right in her kingdom. However, as the tool to truly dominate her people comes within her grasp, Antoinette starts a revolution of her own—realizing she’s become little more than History’s plaything. Changing the story midstream, Antoinette sends her new acquaintances through Space and Time to fight, sing, and Irish dance on her behalf.

Pay-what-you-can performances of the show, sponsored by Nouveau47 Theatre, are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at the Margo Jones Theater in the Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park.

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