Flowers for the Room| a new musical

book by Jessica Lind Peterson
music & lyrics by Blake Thomas
directed by Jason Peterson
musical direction & orchestrations by Matt Riehle

YELLOW TREE THEATRE
World Premiere
FEBRUARY 1st – MARCH 3rd, 2019

2 F, 3 M
Allison and Jake have only just begun their new lives when a tragic accident changes everything. Trapped inside a body that won’t cooperate, Allison (Jessica Lind Peterson) hears the world around her, but the world cannot hear her. Julie, a recently divorced social worker and reluctant medium (Norah Long), attempts to convince Allison to hold on. As days turn to weeks, Jake (Zachary Stofer) loses hope of getting his wife back and both must decide whether to continue the fight, or to finally let each other go. Magical meets mundane as the unconscious mind collides with the reality of hospital life. With a story by award-winning playwright Jessica Lind Peterson and a gorgeous original score by contemporary folk sensation Blake Thomas, Flowers for the Room is a stunning new musical about human resilience and the power of choice. 

Cast: Jessica Lind Peterson, Zachary Stofer, Norah Long, Kendall Anne Thompson, & Daniel S. Hines

PRESS:

Jessica Lind Peterson, best known for writing "Miracle on Christmas Lake," debuts a musical starring a woman in a coma, with music by Duluth folk artist Blake Thomas – MN Monthly

Flowers for the Room is a truly beautiful new musical that gave me all the feels!” – Cherry & Spoon

“A brave new piece. It has the perfect style.” – Minnesota Playlist

Flowers for the Room inspires with a theme of strength of love and the power of forgiveness.” – Talkin’ Broadway

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UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

World Premiere, Yellow Tree Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 2019

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Originally workshopped at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, Montana, July 2018

Actors: Norah Long, Jessica Lind Peterson, Daniel S. Hines, Kendall Anne Thompson & Zachary Stofer
Photos by Justin Cox