Based on Thomas Hardy's 19th century 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' this world premiere musical, twenty years in the making, is a parable of a man's spiritual ups and downs, mirrored by material success and failure.
Ne'er-do-well Michael Henchard, when drunk, organizes an auction to sell off his wife. After taking a vow never to drink again, he pulls himself up by his bootstraps to be a pillar of society - mayor of the town and a business owner. He reunites with his wife and starts over, only to get pulled back down by his own nature. It is a work full of passion, love, and even humor as Henchard pays his karmic debt.