Knocked me out…I was in awe.

Writers Retreat Attendee

Alice Bliss
A New Musical

Book by Karen Hartman, Music by Jenny Giering, Lyrics by Adam Gwon
Based on the novel by Laura Harrington
Directed by Mark Brokaw

July 12-August 6, 2023


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How do you hold on to normal when life is anything but? Set in upstate New York during the Iraq War, this intimate and stunning new musical tells the story of a girl who hits rock bottom, finds her mom there, and begins to grow up. Full of humor, hope, resilience, and sheer teenage joy, Alice Bliss presents a breathtaking exploration of family and community coming together to find hope in the face of uncertainty. Developed as part of our New Works Festival!

RUNNING TIME: Estimated at two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission; this time will be updated for accuracy once performances begin.

 MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all attendees. Visit our Safety Update for more information.


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