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"Acquanetta"

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When: Today until Sunday, Jul 21, 2019
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Cost: Tickets Start at $25

An homage to the campy and spine-chilling horror films of the 1940s, Acquanetta combines theater, opera, and film to explore the world of a real-life B-movie star with a mysterious past. Known for her exotic beauty, Acquanetta—aka Mildred Davenport—was the star of such cult 1940s horror films as "Captive Wild Woman, "Jungle Woman", "The Sword of Monte Cristo", and "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman", before she disappeared from public life. With a soaring and often comic score from Bang on a Can cofounder Michael Gordon and text by librettist Deborah Artman, "Acquanetta" examines the ways in which the movie camera manipulates how we see and are seen. A vivid cast of characters reveals their inner longings and emotional shadows in a haunting meditation on identity, transformation, stereotypes, and typecasting, set in the heyday of Hollywood glamour. This visual and musical tour de force is directed by Tony-nominee Daniel Fish, whose 2015 SummerScape production of "Oklahoma!" is now running on Broadway.

  • July 11 at 8 pm
  • July 12 at 8 pm
  • July 13 at 2 pm
  • July 14 at 2 pm
  • July 17 at 2 pm
  • July 18 at 8 pm
  • July 19 at 8 pm
  • July 20 at 2 pm
  • July 20 at 8 pm
  • July 21 at 2 pm

Opening Night Reception for Members - Friday, July 12
Pre-Performance Conversation - Sunday, July 14 at 1 pm in Resnick Studio
Post-Performance Conversation - Wednesday, July 17

Music by Michael Gordon
Libretto by Deborah Artman
Directed by Daniel Fish
Conducted by David Bloom ’13, GCP ’15
Produced by Beth Morrison Project


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