Stranger from Paradise (in partnership with Opera Omaha) directed by Kevin Lawler

Friday May 26, 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday May 27, 2:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Libretto by Kevin Lawler
Music by Nevada Jones
Design by Justin Townsend and the GPTC Design Wing
Conductor, Hal France

Metropolitan Community College South Omaha Campus, 2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave. (27th & Q), ITC Building, Room 120

A co-production of Opera Omaha and the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Stranger from Paradise will have its world premiere as part of PlayFest.  An exploration of the love, life and work of the prophetic artist William Blake and his wife and collaborator, Catherine Blake, this work serves as an homage to the art of William Blake.  Experimental in its approach, Stranger from Paradise explores infusing opera with an intimacy in text, design, performance and tone that draws from the strengths of contemporary theatre production practices.

Learn more about William and Catherine Blake

PlayFest is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.  To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit