At GALA Hispanic Theatre
Set in Peru during the 1950s, this boisterous comedy tells the story of an 18-year-old student who falls for a 32-year-old divorcee. Based on the life of Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa, the play pays homage to the Golden Age of radio and the spirit of screwball comedies.
Music by Aleksandra Vrebalov
Libretto by Deborah Brevoort
A group of military wives, whose husbands are fighting in Fallujah, gather together because of rumors about a possible incident on the war front. As the women await word about what has taken place, a young Army officer drives across the western plains to deliver them the news. A one-act opera for three soloists and a chorus, The Knock takes the audience into the lives of America’s military spouses, a group not yet seen on the opera stage. Commissioned by the Glimmerglass Opera Festival.
Fingal has a small job: to fact check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Jim Fingal’s boss has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D’Agata. And now, Jim Fingal has a huge problem: John made up the majority of his article. What starts professional quickly becomes profane as one question rises to the surface: Can Jim Fingal ever just shut the fact up?
Adapted from the play by Reginald Rose
Music and lyrics by Michael Holland
Book by David Simpatico
In a small New York City jury room, on "the hottest day of the year," twelve men debate the fate of a young defendant charged with murdering his father. In form, TWELVE ANGRY MEN is a courtroom drama; in purpose, it's a crash course in those passages of the U.S. Constitution that promise defendants a fair trial and the presumption of innocence.
Set centuries into a post-apocalyptic future with no internet or electricity, the isolated city-state of Fiveboro is ruled by a quintet of warring factions with disparate cultures. Each culture is derived from the multimedia of today as passed down through the oral tradition. These factions are: 1.) The Fansci Folk of Queensrealm, who live in a feudal Sci-Fi/Fantasy cosplay kingdom, 2.) The Criterione Collective of Soderburg, which worships at the altar of the art film, 3.) The Snookis of The Real Isle of Staten, who base their lives on sensationalized reality T.V., 4.) The Hepburners of Whiteway, who relish the monochrome media of Hollywood's "Golden Age" and 5.) The Escandalistas of Boogietown, who revel in the melodrama of the Telenovela. As these factions vie for dominance over Fiveboro, we follow a fellowship of intrepid adventurers who seek to uncover the secrets that sunder the city.
Music, Book & Lyrics by Jordan Wolfe
Mt. Tabor ARTs Collaborative
October 8-9, 2021