Friday, September 16, 2011

Upcoming: Rappahannock County, University of Texas, September 21 - 22

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Texas Performing Arts logo

presents Kevin Moreno (image: David Polston via Richmond Times-Dispatch)

a new music theater piece about life during the Civil War

Rappahannock County

Ricky Ian Gordon, composer; Mark Campbell, lyrics and concept
Kevin Newbury,
director; Rob Fisher, musical director

Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22, 8 p.m.
McCullough Theatre $10.00/23.00/28.00 Purchase tickets on-line

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This moving new music theater work was co-commissioned by Texas Performing Arts to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Renowned composer Ricky Ian Gordon (creator of the Obie Award-winning Orpheus and Euridice and the acclaimed opera Grapes of Wrath) has composed music for 20 songs with stories and words created by celebrated librettist/lyricist Mark Stephen Campbell ( Volpone, Later Same Evening, and Songs from an Unmade Bed). Drawn from diaries, letters, and personal accounts, this fictional song cycle explores war’s impact, from secession to defeat, on a community of Virginians—black and white, rich and poor, soldiers, nurses, widows, and survivors.

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