Searching For My Father
A Musical Of Biblical Proportions
Music by Peter Link
Book and Lyrics by Peter Link and Ragan Courtney
SEARCHING FOR MY FATHER is a musical about a boy dealing with the loss of his father at an early age. He struggles with alienation and fear as he copes with the waning faith of his childhood. Characters from his earlier Biblical teachings mysteriously and wonderfully appear to him in a whirl of questions, fantasy and reality as he searches for the love he had always felt from his late father. In SEARCHING FOR MY FATHER, the boy finds direction in his questioning that eventually produces hope and even joy.
All the singing in the following Demo Songs
Julia Wade, Jenny Burton and Peter Link
Music Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
Isaiah 40 -- Entire Cast (Except the Boy)
Script Pg 3
It Was Very Good -- Adam & Eve
Script Pg 7
In The Beginning -- Entire Cast
Script Pg 13
The Ten Commandments -- Moses & Choir
Script Pg 21
I Can Sing -- Goliath & The Boy
Script Pg 30
Psalm 139 -- David
Script Pg 35
David And Bathsheba -- The Handmaiden
Script Pg 41
The Snakes’ Seduction -- Basil Rattler & Brownnose Viper
Script Pg 50
Daniel In The Lion’s Den -- Darius, Basil & Brownnose
Script Pg 54
Intreat Me Not -- Ruth
Script Pg 62
Soliloquy -- The Boy
Script Pg 67
I Don’t Need A God -- The Boy
Script Pg 72
Joy Cometh In The Morning -- Choir Of Angels
Script Pg 76
He Forgave Me -- Judas
Script Pg 83
There’s A Second Coming Comin’ -- 3 Disciples & Choir
Script Pg 88
Lotus Flower -- The Boy
Script Pg 101
There Is Nothing To Forgive - Mom
Script Pg 107
The Crucifixion -- Full Cast
Script Pg 129
Mary Came Runnin’ -- Mary Magdalene & Choir
Script Pg 124
Intreat Me Not - Reprise -- The Boy & Mom
Script Pg 131 (not yet available)
There seems to be a common theme in many works of literature involving man's search for meaning all the way from Odysseus to those on the same quest today. Bottom line: it is a spiritual quest. We borrowed from that universal theme to tell the story of a young boy who finds his life a world of confusion, sorrow and anger as he is plunged into an ocean of grief after the loss of his father to cancer.
The boy is frightened and has lost his bearings as he abandons the faith he found in the teachings of his family's faith. He feels betrayed or abandoned by God. Forgotten, perhaps. This musical is the story of his journey from chaos, confusion, sorrow and abandonment to the safety and comfort of home. Even as Odysseus had to work hard leaving the Trojan War meeting weird characters on his pilgrimage back home, the boy meets characters from the Biblical stories of his childhood as they mysteriously appear before him in a whirl of questions, fantasy, music and reality. In this swirl of revelation, the boy desperately searches for meaning and the love he feels he lost at his father's death.
In SEARCHING FOR MY FATHER, the boy finds answers to the questions for his life, and through those questions and the music the boy completes his journey home where he finds hope, love and even joy.
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