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Jasper in Deadland

"Foster and Oliver unleash their cleverness in this playful, energetic and wide-ranging new musical."

The New York Times

  • Full Length Musical
  • Dark Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes
  • Orchestra Size: Medium

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Large Stage, Professional Theatre
Jasper is lost in the living world. When you're failing classes, kicked off the swim team, and your family is on the skids, life can feel like it's going to hell. Yet, in all the disappointment, Jasper has his best friend, Agnes. In one night of teenage passion, Jasper and Agnes consummate a years-long friendship. But in the morning Agnes is gone, telling Jasper to meet her at their cliff. When he arrives there's no sign of his best friend, only a swirling vortex to another world in the water below. Jasper dives into Deadland.

Jasper in Deadland features a thrilling pop-rock score from Ryan Scott Oliver, with a compelling book by Hunter Foster.

REVIEWS:

"Foster and Oliver unleash their cleverness in this playful, energetic and wide-ranging new musical."

 The New York Times

"An electrifying surge of theatrical energy! Jasper in Deadland marks the arrival of Oliver as a major new voice in Musical Theatre."

 Entertainment Weekly

"A Magnificent Musical! Jasper in Deadland is a journey of self-discovery that moved me in such a way that it brought tears to my eyes. Bravo for Deadland!"

 New York Theatre Guide

Premiere Production: Jasper in Deadland premiered in a production by the Prospect Theater Company in New York City in March 2014. The play then officially opened at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA in April 2015. Both productions were direacted by Brandon Ivie.
  • Casting: 5M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Expandable casting

  • JASPER
    AGNES
    VIRGIL
    CERBERUS HEAD #1
    CERBERUS HEAD #2
    CERBERUS HEAD #3
    MR. LETHE
    LETHE'S GIRLS
    GRETCHEN
    PAPERBOY
    INF. CITIZEN #1
    IRMA
    TABLOID GIRL #1
    TABLOID GIRL #2
    JESSICA'S MOTHER
    JESSICA
    ABIGAIL ACRIMONE
    DR. ESPINATO
    OSIRIS
    AMMUT
    LITTLE LU
    SISYPHUS
    DAUGHTER OF DANAUS
    BRUTUS
    EURYDICE
    PERSEPHONE
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