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The Golf Wars tells the progressively wild story of the dueling pianists, performers at a familiar East Village music venue, who test the durability of their act by taking it to Oahu Hawaii! There, amidst their self-promoting, they develop involvement with pivotal figures in a conflict between US military, which occupies 50% of the island, and a foreign owned golf resort.

"Peter Dizozza's musical comedy, "The Golf Wars," featuring live performances by a sterling cast of "Songs of The Golf Wars," prod. by MMMUSA, had its first staging at The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn. Directed by Tom Nondorf. Starring Josh Mertz & Freeman Borden as The Dueling Pianists, Jeffrey LaMar as Jack Aashimoto, Nora Naomi Simpson as Thankful Widgeons, Robert Kiernan as Inspector, Tom Warnick as Harold Aashimoto, and Lennie Varvarides as Princess Becca. The premiere performance was September 20, 2002 with Tom Nondorf in the role of Harold Aashimoto.  Opening night was a success and we even had custom tee shirts for sale.

This production was mounted as part of The WAH Center UNITY CANVAS WORLD PEACE multi-media art exhibit, which ran concurrent with the performances.

Performance History

1. Introduced by Peter Dizozza at Lou Rodgers Square One on Election Day, November 6, 2001.

2. First Reading, April 5th, 2002 for the La MaMa Reading Series, Experiments '02

3. The Golf Wars in Concert at SideWalk, May 26, 2002

4. The Golf Wars The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Sept 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2002 during its World Peace Exhibit.

5. The Golf Wars at The Lambs Club, January 16th, 2003 (rehearsal photographs by Eric Lippe)

6. The Return of The Golf Wars.   Peter Dizozza Band at Joe's Pub, August 27th, 2006!

7. La MaMa e.t.c. presents, Live Complete and On Stage at the Club Theater, The Golf Wars, Election Eve Monday, November 6th, 2006.


one answer to the rhetorical question: Why write a musical comedy called "The Golf Wars"

Soundtrack Album produced by Major Matt Mason, USA

Article -- Origin of The Dueling Pianists: -- The dueling pianos of Jerome Rossen and Peter Dizozza (Tuesday, September 16th, 1997)

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