I was one of the lucky ones who saw this production in Arlington last spring. As Shellie and Tom and the Times say, it was riveting. One more thing you might want to know: look for a piece by Tom on "Paul's Case" as opera in the next issue of The Willa Cather Newsletter and Review!
Happy new year, everyone.
On Fri, 1/10/14, Thomas Gallagher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Date: Friday, January 10, 2014, 6:45 PM
As to that rave review of
“Paul’s Case” in the Times: justly
deserved. This is basically the same production a few of us
had the chance to see in Arlington in the spring, which was
riveting and unforgettable. I’ll be in the audience
tomorrow night again. The piece is also one of
Pittsburgh Opera’s “Second Stage” projects
next month: http://www.pittsburghopera.org/shows/view/40
(although not the same production). Tom Thomas Gallagher
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Pioneers! Thanks Shellie! Rave
Sherrill HarbisonOn 1/10/14 12:47 PM, shellie
sclan wrote:"Paul's Case" the opera is
playing in New York at HERE theater as part of the Prototype
Festival--I saw it last night and thought it was powerful.
(The production premiered in Washington D.C. where some of
you may have seen it. ) Below is the information.
$25 ($16.30 & $15 with PROTO
NOW - Jan 11 @ 8:30pm | Jan 12 - 13 @
Subsisting in grimy turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, a
misfit high school boy finds an escape in this New York
premiere. Swept up by dreams of a more glamorous world, he
flees and advances towards his ultimate dissolution.
TIX & MORE >>
A Post-Show Conversation about Indie Opera
vs. Large Scale Opera will follow the January 12
Running Tme: 90min.
A limited number of tickets are
still available online. A waiting list for some stools and
standing room will be taken at the door, starting 2 hours
On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:56 PM, John
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Kari. I liked it, too. It made me remember how I
felt the first time I read that wonderful prose.
something for everyone, at every level. On Saturday I
came back to L.A. and found this in the inflight
really very good or interesting, but I finished it really
fast and impressed the person in the next
Year to everyone.
On Tue, Jan
7, 2014 at 9:28 AM, Janis P. Stout <[log in to unmask]>
really a wonderful tribute--I think the best thing of
Acocella's I've ever read. I wish she didn't
cling to the old story of Isabelle's being the one love
of Cather's life, which erases her love for Edith Lewis,
but still, a wonderful tribute that shows a lot of
understanding. Thank you, Kari.
Streeters, Just in case
you didn't see it over the holidays, here is a link to
Joan Acocella's tribute for the 100th birthday of O
Pioneers! http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/12/happy-birthday-o-pioneers.html Sincerely,
Janis P. Stout
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Brenham, TX 77833
Professor of English and Comparative Literary
Dean of the College for Core Curriculum and Student Issues
Los Angeles CA 90041
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