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
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.