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.

Come at 6:40 (evening shows) and 1:10 (matinee) to hear a Prelude Talk about the performance, given by one of the local artists involved in creating it.

TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT – please arrive no earlier than 1 hour prior to show time to sign up for Standby Seating.  Chances are good that a seat could open up!

Libretto by Kevin Lawler
Music by Nevada Jones
Design by GPTC Design Wing
Conductor, Hal France

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

Performed in English with English supertitles

About the opera:
Stranger from Paradise is a world premiere opera and co-production of Opera Omaha and the Great Plains Theatre Conference. Based on the life and work of the prophetic artist William Blake and his longtime collaborator and wife Catherine, the opera explores the struggle of creation while weaving through themes of love, death, and art as social conscience. Experimental in its approach, Stranger from Paradise infuses opera with an intimacy in text, design, performance, and tone that draws from the strengths of contemporary theatre production practices.

Stranger from Paradise is an official event of:

Learn more about William and Catherine Blake
Learn more about Stranger from Paradise

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  PlayFest’s Stranger from Paradise is sponsored by First National Bank.