Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley That Morning Thing

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That Morning Thing (1967) 
A remounting of Robert Ashley's legendary opera

That Morning Thing was performed only three times (Ann Arbor, MI, Oakland, CA and Tokyo, Japan) in the late 1960s, but the opera acquired its reputation through rumor and the famous recordings of two sections, Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon and She Was A Visitor (on Lovely Music). In three distinct acts plus epilogue, the opera presents the socio-political climate of the times. This new staging by the writer/composer himself promises to be the definitive version of the opera.

Directed by Fast Forward. Lighting by David Moodey. Sound by Tom Hamilton.

With a cast of 17 performers, including John Hagan, "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Imani Uzuri, Fast Forward, Dave Ruder, Aliza Simons, Gelsey Bell, Paul Pinto, Megan Schubert, Amirtha Kidambi, Brian McCorkle, Aaron Siegel, Kimberly Young, Samantha McHale, Kimberly Bartosik, Madeline Wilcox, and Samita Sinha.

Stage Manager: Betsy Ayer

A Performa 11 Premiere co-presented with the Kitchen. Curated by Mark Beasley. Produced by Performing Artservices, Inc. and Performa 11.