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
"...you'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:
Listen to a New Rep Chat with Playwright Michael Hollinger