Presented by stillpointe theatre
Friday, Jan 12 at 8pm
Saturday, Jan 13 at 8pm
Friday, Jan 19 at 8pm
Saturday, Jan 20 at 8pm
Friday, Jan 26 at 8pm
Saturday, Jan 27 at 8pm
Leonard Bernstein was on his honeymoon in 1951 when he began composing his one-act opera, Trouble in Tahiti, a candid portrait of the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple. Written between his biggest Broadway successes— On the Town in 1944 and Candide and West Side Story in 1956 and 1957, respectively— Trouble in Tahiti draws upon popular songs styles to deliver an uncompromising critique of post-war American materialism.
Beneath the couple’s marital discord is a profound longing for love and intimacy. Their spiritual emptiness, in contrast to a veneer of happy consumerism, creates the heart of the drama and is emphasized by sudden stylistic shifts in the music.
Trouble in Tahiti
by Leonard Bernstein
Presented by Stillpointe Theatre