BRIDGET
We have a special child, John. He's special. You have to tell him that.
You have to tell him every day.

DIAMOND
Every day ---

BRIDGET
And you'll hold him ---

DIAMOND
Every day ---

BRIDGET
And you'll tell him that his mama loved him ---

DIAMOND
Every day ---

BRIDGET
More than anything else in the world ---

DIAMOND
Every day ---

BRIDGET
And that you love him.

DIAMOND
Yes, Bridget. Every day.

FIVE POINTS (music by Ethan Pakchar & Douglas Lyons, lyrics by Douglas Lyons)
5W, 8M, 1 Child

New York City. 1863. Set amidst the tumult of the Civil War, Five Points: An American Musical chronicles the journeys of two men, Willie Lane, a young black performer at the famed Almack’s Dance Hall, and John Diamond, an Irish immigrant and former jig champion, as they risk everything in pursuit of the American Dream. Inspired by real events, this world premiere musical is about what happens when cultures collide. Yes, there is often chaos, but every once in a while, something extraordinary happens.

Productions

World Premiere, Theater Latte Da, Minneapolis, 2018: dir. Peter Rothstein

Concert, 11th Hour Productions, Philadelphia, 2016: dir. Megan O'Brien

Readings/Workshops

Workshop, Theatre Latte Da, Minneapolis, 2017: dir. Peter Rothstein

Workshop, Queens Theatre, NYC, 2015: dir. Tom Wojtunik

Workshop, Musical Theatre Factory, NYC, 2015: dir. Mark Schneider