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opus at new rep

a drama by Michael Hollinger
directed by Jim Petosa**

Cristina Todesco***, scenic design
Eric Propp, costume design
Scott Pinkney***, lighting design
Ben Emerson, sound design
Amy Weissenstein*, production stage manager

featuring Benjamin Evett* and Bates Wilder*

Cast (in alphabetical order):

Shelley Bolman*, Alan
Benjamin Evett*, Dorian
Michael Kaye*, Elliot
Becky Webber, Grace
Bates Wilder*, Carl

Photo Credit: l. to r. Shelley Bolman (Alan), Michael Kaye (Elliot), Becky Webber (Grace), Benjamin Evett (Dorian), and Bates Wilder (Carl). Photo by Andrew Brilliant/ Brilliant Pictures.


March 28, 2010 - April 17, 2010
Press Opening Monday, March 29, 2010 @ 7:30pm

What sacrifices are made for greatness?

The celebrated and world-renowned Lazara String Quartet is struggling to prepare for
their highest-profile performance when their gifted but volatile violist mysteriously
disappears. The play is interwoven with rich and powerful music that propels this New
England Premiere forward. Violinist-turned-playwright Michael Hollinger's Opus has
tempers flaring and egos clashing when a new member is introduced and the group's
secrets are revealed.

"...the play is for the most part marked by a nuanced intelligence in its depiction of the complex relationship between musicians' lives and their art."
– The New York Times

"'ll never quite listen to a chamber music group the same way again."
– The New York Post

Performance run time TBA. There will be no intermission.

*member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union
*** member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829

Thank you to our Executive Producing Partners Marcy Crary and Tim Hall and our Media Partner WGBH.

Learn more about Opus:

See what the Press had to say

See what New Rep Reviewers had to say

Look at production photos

Read the Notes on the Production

Listen to a New Rep Chat with Playwright Michael Hollinger

Check out the highlights from first rehearsal on our Blog


Performance Schedule:
Please note: We have added a performance on April 18, 2010 at 2:00pm.

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