Operas are in this year. Sam Ottinger ’09 writes,
I am also writing an opera to be performed in the Spring and I need production staff. It’s called Black Friday.
This opera is inspired by God, Death and the mall. The music, a mix of stoner metal/drone/jazz/classical & tom waits. The place, anytown U.S.A. Shopping Mall built inside of a MEGA-CHURCH. The day, Black Friday, the annal orgy consumer culture. The people, Seven sinners left behind after the rapture by a Zeus like Demi-god who urges them on as they decide their fates. There’s a chorus of shoppers, a chorus of angels and demons, a pervert who loves God more than anything but can’t help watching women change, an alcoholic security guard, a money grubbing evangelist and a power crazed prophet. EVERYONE DIES…almost…
I need a director/assistant director, a stage manager, lighting designer, set designer, sound designer and costume designer. Also if you are a singer/actor and you think you might be interested, please get in touch. Auditions will be soon.
Sam can be reached at sottinger@wes.
Next, Sean Chin ’09 has a plea for Wesleyan skaters:
It seems I am in need of a skateboard for the Theater Department’s production of The Threepenny Opera. If you have any sort of skateboard-like device, being of old or new, used or virgin, swanky or traditional, massively upgraded or bare essentials, and find that the poor thing merely sits in your corner for months on end, please help a poor thespian out.
Can you help? Contact him at smchin@wes.