Two operas: Free Men and The Dream


August 26, 2023 - August 27, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts
588 16th St., Astoria, OR, 97103

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Ashley Hastings, Composer and Librettist: Free Men and The Dream (FM/D): a double bill
Directed by Emily Pulley
Conducted by Naomi Castro
Pianist, Andrew Pham
● Saturday, August 26 at 7:00pm
● Sunday, August 27 at 3:00pm
Short Synopses/Descriptions:
● Free Men, a one-act chamber opera, takes place in the American South, shortly after the Civil War, in the early days of Reconstruction. Tom and Joe are gay and they quickly bond. This is their story.
● In one act, The Dream asks “What happens when an author’s main character shows up at her door and demands changes in her story? Who’s awake? Who’s asleep? Who’s dreaming? Who knows?” This is Penny Pensive’s story.