August 25, 2017

Bliss: A Soldier's Tale

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jerome Parker

Bliss: A Soldier’s Tale is about Perry, a sexually fluid musician/veteran seeking repentance for the sins he committed as a soldier, First in the arms of an older chanteuse, then in the bosom of his conservative, Christian home-town. Will his spiritual journey, with all its worldy influences, lead to the forgiveness he seeks? Based on the german myth of Tannhauser.

Development History

  • 2011 – Reading at the Public Theater as part of the EWG series
  • February 2017 – 15 minutes presented as part of Musical Theatre Factory’s 4×15 Round 21