The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, an Opera Based on the Oliver Sacks Story
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Music by Michael Nyman
Libretto in English by Christopher Rawlence and Michael Nyman, assisted by Michael Morris
Adapted from an essay by Oliver Sacks
Jim Petosa, stage director
William Lumpkin, pianist
In this one-act opera, a neurologist, a singer, and the singer’s wife are featured in a humorous and thought provoking tale about the diagnosis of the singer’s rare mental disorder, visual agnosia, which prevents him from being able to recognize most objects.
About the Ticket Supplier: Olney Theatre Center
Located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center for the Arts offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, OTC is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick “triangle,” within easy access of all three cities.
An award-winning regional theater, Olney Theatre Center operates under an Actors’ Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only three theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.
In addition to its mainstage season, which emphasizes 20th-century American classics, new works, area premieres, reinterpretations of classics and musical theater, OTC offers a wide range of programs and affiliations including: National Players, America’s longest running classical touring company (since 1949), which performs for high school and college audiences in over 25 states; Potomac Theatre Project, which offers experimental and alternative plays that explore provocative and challenging human situations, ideas and visions; special school performances of mainstage shows; a free Summer Shakespeare Festival; and post-show discussions.