Paper Swords

Paper Swords, with music and lyrics by Matt Day and a book by Kelsey Nighthawk, premiered at the 2018 IndyFringe Festival and was an award winner the 2020 Chicago Musical Theater Festival.

Paper Swords is a romantic comedy musical, focusing on two groups of live action role-players (LARPers) as they navigate adolescence. When the king announces his retirement, the teenagers and the kingdom of Eloren are thrown into shambles. To determine the next ruler of the land, the knights of competing teams Ferndrey and Silvermore must battle one another for the throne.

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