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Light Years: The Musical

I didn’t start out to write a musical. In September, 2015, I just began writing, trusting that the urge itself had wisdom in it. Even once I realized what I had undertaken, I didn’t tell anyone for a long time. Saying something aloud has a way of making one accountable to it. But slowly, as songs and words showed up, a thread emerged, then a story, then a vision, and it began to feel like a thing. The thing eventually took shape as a script (or, “book”, as they say in the theatre world) and music and lyrics (or, “music and lyrics”, as they say in the theatre world).

LIGHT YEARS is a story about a son and father and the space between them. It is about loving each other even when we don’t understand one another. It is about celestial illusions and lobsters on leashes and hard boiled eggs and deaf ears that talk back. It is about musical gifts that give voice to haunted pasts. About forgetting, and remembering, and being lost. And being found.

Or at least that’s what I think its about, but what do I know?

Actually, here’s what I know: LIGHT YEARS will see it’s world premiere February 6-March 8, 2018 at Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA) under the direction of Eric Schaeffer.

It seems I wrote a musical. Who knew?

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