Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Jorell Williams'

Independence Eve: Ears on Baseball

In the United States now, everyone--in one way or another--is concerned with civil rights and racism. June 3, 2017, the Dresser saw UrbanArias, a small opera company producing short contemporary chamber operas, premiere Independence Eve by composer Sidney Marquez Boquiren and librettist Daniel Neer. It is a demanding new opera set in three scenes, all on July 3 but in past, present, and future years--1963, 2013, and 2063. Scene 1 between two 47-year-old men who do not know each other concerns the issue of housing integration. The black man, who is the chief porter at a four-star hotel, has just...

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