EASIER TO DIE (THAN LEAVE BERLIN)
A GLAM AND PUNK ROCK MUSICAL
Music by Elspeth Collard
Book and Lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser
What lines will you cross for love?
EAST BERLIN, 1982. Leni is a punk rock activist, on the run from the Stasi. Her lover, Maja, is a glam rock idol...just across the wall. They pass messages in music, through a bootlegger known only as Hawk. But when the cops beat Leni within an inch of her life, it's up to Hawk and Maja to get Leni safely across the wall...or die trying.
Told as a neo-brechtian rock concert, Easier to Die (Than Leave Berlin) was developed at Tisch as part of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program.
This is a 20 minute one-act that can be licensed as-is, but we're also looking to workshop a longer version, If either one of those things sounds exciting to you, click the button above.
2019 Developed at Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Prgm.