would you die for love?

The Constructing Ghost Cycle
Part 4 - September 2004

Loosely based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, it follows the troubled love story of Blaine, a rock guitarist who longs for a different life, and Elysia, a young ingenue of the stage. Set in a gritty underworld overshadowed with abuse, addiction, and seduction, the couple literally prepares to walk through hell to break free of their past. Set to a raucous Rock 'N Roll score that makes the pit band sound like a punk version of The E Street Band, The Father of Songs continues in the musical vein of shows like Rent, American Idiot, and Spring Awakening, while examining the role of love, faith, and belief in the modern age.

Full Length Musical

Production History:
Select songs and scenes featured in Searching For Connection at the Paradise Factory (Planet Connections Festivity, 2015).

The Off-Broadway Theater at Roy Arias Studios (Workshop / August 2011).

Schapiro Theatre (Staged Reading / February 2009).


Cast Size:
20 Mixed cast

Script Excerpts:
Available on request. Please contact Tom Slot to request sample pages.

Song Samples:

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Copyright © 2009 Tom Slot

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