Date(s): July 12, 2017 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
Cost: FreeMore info
The idea of taking your money and
going to the hills when you lose the
fight is an idea that is very real today
and something so very real at the
time of the emancipation
Proclamation. At the end of the civil
war the slaves were freed and were
no longer in bondage. They could
leave the plantation with no money,
no education, no land and no families.
They moved forward without an acre
and a mule. Treemonisha is an opera
that tells the audience what happens
when confronted with these ordeals.
Women rise up and lead and nobody
sees it coming and the world is the
better for it!!!
While the men of this community are
strong enough to see the course and
strong enough to to embrace
inclusiveness, aspects of the
community at large corrupt
themselves. Treemonisha has learned
well from her parent’s example of love
and caring and leads her own people
away from the path of the conjurors
and on to the path of the unified
community, embracing love.
- summer 2017