Thick Description, Potrero Hill's professional theater, begins its 2007 performances with the premiere of a new one-act opera by David Conte and Oliver Mayer, AMERICA TROPICAL. Previews are FREE...and audience members are paid $1.00 to attend! (Please note: NO reservations are taken for previews. Audience members may arrive at the box office as early as 7pm.)
AMERICA TROPICAL, David Conte's opera about generations of unrest and redemption in three centuries of Los Angeles - from its founding in 1781 through the Rodney King riots and on to today - features a libretto by noted playwright Oliver Mayer and a cast of extraordinary singers and musicians. Who's in it? Performers: Sibel Demirmen, Antoine Garth, Mark Hernandez, Adam Paul Lau, Sepideh Moafi, Eleazar Rodríguez, Chad Runyon, and Justin Niehoff Smith. John Kendall Bailey conducting Justin Mackewich, violin; Hannah Addario-Berry, cello; Ian Dickenson, bass; Abby McKee, flute; Jonathan Russell, clarinet; Alex Lu and Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano. Directed by Thick Description's Tony Kelly, with set and lighting design by Thick Description's Rick Martin, costume design by Greco.
Official Website: http://www.thickhouse.org/
Added by sagemane on April 26, 2007