FOUR PART HARMONY tells the riveting story of a group of American POW's and their wives during the Vietnam War and their triumph over captivity, corruption and desolation. It's a story about the awesome power of the human spirit to overcome anything. It's a story about each of us, about the potential we have to persevere and prevail in the face of whatever life may bring. In the end, it's a joyous tale about courage and faith and hope.
Premiered by Theatre IV in Richmond, VA (Virginia Repertory Theatre ) with workshops and staged readings by Musical Theatre Works off-Broadway NY, the show is currently in development as a second generation, contemporary production with a new book, staging and focus on the complexities of the relationships among the heroic efforts of the wives and their transformation into an unstoppable force. Watch these pages for updates in the months to come!
“FOUR PART HARMONY” is the best, most fully developed and important piece of theater to be created here in the modern era. It is a superb blend of concept, mood, performance, music and lyrics” - RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH
“Douglas E. Minerd has created a score that deserves comparison to “Les Miserables” or Andrew Lloyd Weber”- RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH
“The American Musical may be foundering…but those looking for hope for the future need only glance in the direction of Richmond” – Hap Arstein THE WASHINGTON TIMES