Women's History Month Special Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend
Emily Brontë, Bloody Mary and Dido, Queen of Carthage
Heidi Arneson, playwright, actress Dale Johnson, Artistic Director MN Opera Carin Bratlie, Artistic Director Theatre Pro Rata Monica Brewster, Historic Consultant
Heidi Arneson, playwright
written by Heidi Arneson
music collaboratively created by Ian Boswell, Alberta Mirais and Heidi Arneson
Teenage Zombies, Budding Lesbians, Pillow Fights, Peeping Toms, the Total Woman and Tween Angst converge at a 1972 suburban jammy party. Party games turn deadly, the dead play Truth or Dare, Bloody Mary is conjured, and centuries of female shame transform into wild pride in this world premiere musical.
Wuthering Heights is based on Emily Brontë's gothic romance. Unable to bridge the chasm of social class, Heathcliff and Catherine are consumed by a love that can never be, and its legacy haunts the windswept Yorkshire moors. The music of the opera, composed by Hollywood legend Bernard Herrmann, underscores the novel's passion, prejudice and mystery.
Carin Bratlie, Director Monica Brewster, Historic Consultant
Dido, Queen of Carthage
Written by Christopher Marlowe
Directed by Carin Bratlie