Fall Fringe Festival 2014

October 8-26
Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston

The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 18th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre.  The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performers and audiences together in unique theatrical settings. This year’s festival is a featured event of the College of Fine Arts’ Keyword: Intersect initiative.

Tickets: $7 General Admission | $3.50 for CFA Members | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability
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THE WHITMORES
A BU New Play Initiative production
By Ben Ducoff
Directed by Michael Hammond

Wednesday, Oct 8, 7:30pm
Thursday, Oct 9, 7:30pm
Friday, Oct 10, 8pm
Saturday, Oct 11, 2pm (Talk-Back) and 8pm

An awkward dinner party descends into madness when the hosts attempt to convince the help to murder their guests in this BU New Play Initiative production. The Whitmores will serve as the School of Theatre’s official 2014 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) entry. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.

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LATER THE SAME EVENING
Composed by John Musto
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Music Direction by Allison Voth
Stage Direction by Jason King Jones

Saturday, Oct 18, 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct 19, 2pm and 7:30pm

John Musto’s “Later the Same Evening” was inspired by five Edward Hopper paintings: “Room in New York,” “Hotel Window,” “Hotel Room,” “Two on the Aisle” and “Automat.” The opera explores the lives of the characters depicted in each painting while simultaneously interweaving them during the course of one evening in New York City. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.

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LA TRAGÉDIE DE CARMEN
by Marius Constant, after Georges Bizet,
on a text of Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy,
adapted by Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook
Conducted by William Lumpkin
Stage Direction by Jim Petosa

Saturday, October 25, 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, October 26, 2pm and 7:30pm

La Tragédie de Carmen (based on Georges Bizet’s Carmen) is the story of a doomed romance between a sensuous gypsy and Don Jose, a Spanish soldier whom she lures into her world.  The opera will be accompanied by a 14-piece on-stage chamber orchestra and performed in French, with English supertitles. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.

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