A Family Reunion: World Premiere Opera-Musical
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
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Featured review from Tony Jordan
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This was a wonderful show. I am biased since the composer of the music was a long time friend who tragically died in 2006. This was a world premier of a project he'd been working on. The story is a tragicomedy dealing with a very realistic disfunctional family where the widowed matriarch is beginning to suffer from senility. Her spinster daughter is her caregivver and the rest of her children, two other daughters and her son plus two grandchildren and a son-in-law come to her home for "A Family Reunion." As an opera nearly every word of dialog is sung. The onstage orchestra consists of a string quintet plus piano. If this is ever staged again I will be sure to see it again and I strongly recomend it.