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 in development, was a finalist for the 2016 Rheinbeck Writers Retreat and was featured in the 2017 Kennedy Center's 16th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival by Point Park University. Selections were presented in a master class with 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 Opera, The Woman in Question