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.


DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

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 . 


Karen and Steve Multer are two of the most exciting voices working in the American musical theatre. They have burst on the scene like a grenade and will be a major force in this new generation of practitioners.
— MICHAEL WEBER Artistic Director, Porchlight Music Theatre
The grace and sophistication of Steve & Karen’s work has the all the hallmarks of good collaboration; perfect melding of thought, feeling, lyric, music, and dramatic intention.
— CHERYL COONS At Wit's End, Phantom of the Country Palace, The Kiss
 2018 Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival writers and staff at Ball State University

2018 Discovery New Musical Theatre Festival writers and staff at Ball State University

 2017 Kennedy Center Page-To-Stage Festival

2017 Kennedy Center Page-To-Stage Festival

 Steve and Karen with Sean Allan Krill at the PiTCH Finger Lakes Music Theatre Festival

Steve and Karen with Sean Allan Krill at the PiTCH Finger Lakes Music Theatre Festival