Buried In Prosperity
Prosperity is a withering farm town in the American plains, forgotten by time, barely clinging to life and the fading glory of a long-lost legend. When a mysterious stranger arrives with proof their legend is true, the siren song of instant riches and a better world beyond Prosperity’s tiny borders begins to tear at the fabric of this tight-knit community. Loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, friends and neighbors question the meaning of family and definition of ‘Home’ in a universal quest for love and belonging.
buried in Prosperity, a small cast (7) single set/single costume musical, has been developed in association with 2018’s The Pitch - Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and the 2018 Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival at Ball State University. The show was featured at the Kennedy Center’s 2017 Page-to-Stage Festival, and was also given a workshop/reading by Pittsburgh’s Point Park University as part of their New Musical Laboratory.
Early development was provided through the gracious support of Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa through the Dramatists Guild Traveling Masters Program and at the ASCAP/Chicago Dramatists' Cabaret of New Musical Works .