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April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
April 26 at 2:30 p.m. / College Theatre / Mainstage
Riders to the Sea
By Ralph VaughnWilliams
Based on the play by John Millington Synge
and
e Mother
By Stanley Hollingsworth
Please join Birmingham-Southern College as the Opera Theatre and Theatre programs present two one-act
operas: Ralph Vaughn Williams’
Riders to the Sea
and Stanley Hollingsworth’s
The Mother
.
Riders to the Sea
is a beautifully scored and heart-wrenching drama considered to be one of Ralph Vaughn
Williams’ finest theatrical works. Based on John Millington Synge’s play and set on one of the Aran Islands off
the West Coast of Ireland at the turn of the 20
th
century, it tells the story of an Irish family’s struggle against
the unforgiving forces of the sea.
The Mother
brings us a fantastical drama of a woman struggling to find her dying son. During her search,
which is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale,
The Story of a Mother,
she encounters the allegorical
characters Night, Blackthorn, Lake, and, eventually, Death. Stanley Hollingsworth was a protégé of Gian-Carlo
Menotti, and his score contains delightful melodies, a rich harmonic sound palette, and vivid orchestrations.
Fine Arts Society reservations begin
Friday, April 3
General public reservations begin
Friday, April 10
Tickets go on sale three weeks prior to opening night
for Fine Arts Society members and two weeks prior
to opening night for the general public. The College
Theatre Box Office operating hours are Monday
through Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.
during these weeks.
Ticket prices are $20.00 for
Carrie: the Musical,
Godspell,
and
Riders to the Sea/The Mother
for the
general public.
Four by Tenn
is $15.00 for the general
public. Student tickets are $10.00 regardless of which
school students attend. Children aged six and under
will not be admitted.
To reserve tickets online, go to
edu/academics/theatre/productions.cfm or call
the College Theatre Box Office at (205) 226-4780.
Reserved tickets will be held at Will Call until 15
minutes prior to opening the production.
A scene from the 2013-14 season’s
Jesus Christ Superstar
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 11,12,13,14,15,16
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