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Saturday, January 13 • 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Acquanetta - Prototype Festival (tickets included)

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WORLD PREMIERE, Chamber Version
In the new opera Acquanetta, the spirit of 1940s horror movies is turned inside out in a bravura, one-act deconstruction of the genre that explores how vision relates to identity. Characters include the mad scientist Doctor, the insistent Ape, the reluctant Brainy Woman, the visionary Director and the beautiful Acquanetta, aka Mildred Davenport, an actress who disguised her identity. Acquanetta examines the ways the movie camera manipulates how we see and are seen. In soaring, sometimes comic and always indelible songs that capture the heightened drama of horror films, these vivid characters reveal their inner longings and emotional shadows in what is ultimately a haunting meditation on the meaning of identity, transformation, stereotypes and typecasting, set in the heyday of Hollywood gloss.


Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - 9:15pm EST
Gelsey Kirkland Studio 29 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201