The Seven Who Were Hanged
book, music & lyrics by Kate Douglas & Shayfer James
The Seven Who Were Hanged is the story that began World War I. Based on the fearless political novella believed to have inspired the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, this musical recounts the stories of seven criminals awaiting their death sentences: five revolutionaries who conspired to assassinate a politician and two murderers. It is an equalizing and intimate portrait of the seven facing their fate that investigates what unites us rather than what divides us.
The Seven Who Were Hanged has been developed at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and will continue its development this fall at Wildacres Residency.