Sex, Drugs and Chamber Music Strike a Chord in String Quartet Comedy Opus
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The last date listed for Opus was Friday April 22, 2011 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage:
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The bloody legend of America's favorite axe-wielding double-murderess, Lizzie Borden, comes to the stage in a new rock musical, LIZZIE. Accused of brutally killing her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden was acquitted in 1892, making her so infamous she was even the subject of a macabre jump-rope rhyme. Officially unsolved, the case continues to capture the popular imagination. Inspired by the great rock spectacles of the '70s and women rockers like Patti Smith and Joan Jett, this is the bloody legend of Lizzie Borden. Learn More
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“So entertaining and insightful that you’ll never quite listen to a chamber music group the same way again.” —_New York Post _
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By Michael Hollinger
Directed by Brendon Fox
Ex-violist Michael Hollinger trades in his bow for a pen in this a tart and witty chamber piece about the politics and passions that threaten a classical string quartet.
In front of an audience they’re pitch-perfect but behind the scenes the Lazara string quartet is coming unstrung — all on the eve of their first televised performance for the President of the United States. There’s sex, there’s drugs, there’s…chamber music, but the real rewards lie in Hollinger’s insights into the balancing act of drudgery, machination and volatile genius that make a seemingly effortless performance possible.