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.
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Despite wearing hearing aids, I missed an enormous amount of dialog. I must attribute this to poor voice projection by the actors, especially the young woman violist. It became a chore to watch, and hope that I caught the drift of matters on stage.
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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.