The story centers on Xerox, and the rebels arrayed against him, led, it seems, by a mysterious space rock band and their oddly inscribed guitar, which certain natives believe has very specific Xerox-ending powers. Having been written close to Xerox's perspective, the opera, according to Brock, lets "[y]ou see all the destruction but also where he went wrong." Where he went wrong, according to some very cryptic documents provided by the band, seems to center on the death of Xerox's true love. This is epic.
Brock promises that, to fully recreate the scope of this stirring tale, Big Wang Theory -- usually comprised of just four local lads, Brock, Crow, Vinnie Nikolov and Max Shellabarger (guitars, bass and drums) -- will bloom into a seven-piece musical squadron, employing trumpet, trombone and keyboard, much as the denizens of their vast made-up universe unite to battle the evilly heartbroken Xerox.
Big Wang Theory plays at Fat Tuesday's with Beaf and Cyrus Fell Down on Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 pm. Tickets: $6. Call 489-3969