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$15 Adults/$12 Seniors/$10 Students

World premiere production of a one-act operatic work for soprano, cello, and percussion performed by KU faculty members Roberta Gumbel, Hannah Collins, and Michael Compitello. Librettist/Soprano Roberta Gumbel writes, “Singers are storytellers, but rarely do we get the chance to help create the story we are telling.” In 2016, her African-American son turned 16. Her little boy would be *dwb* in a country where this has become a potentially lethal condition. In a collaboration that grew out of conversations with composer Susan Kander, Gumbel’s experience, like that of millions of others, is the subject of this short, gripping one-woman opera.


November 17, 2018
7:30 pm
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Lawrence Arts Center