McCauley-connected Mercury Opera presents an immersive La Boheme at The Citadel’s intimate Rice Theatre March 5th, 6th, 7th – March 12th, 13th, 14th, 2020.
En route to Off Broadway, NYC, the Edmonton-based Mercury Opera previews their take on Puccini’s timeless story about youth, love and loss, La Boheme, at Edmonton’s landmark theatre company The Citadel, where 2019’s Tony award winning Hadestown found its Broadway legs. Transplanting the action to 1979 New York City, when disco, drag, punk rock, and poets converge, the tale asks the ultimate question: Is. Love. Enough?
A writer, an artist, a drag queen-come-musician, and philosopher/hip-hop artist room together as they try to make their living creating art while navigating their tumultuous relationships.
Staged in Edmonton’s prestigious Citadel’s intimate Rice Theatre (AKA The Club) as part of their new Heart and Hub initiative, the production stars American tenor Glenn Seven Allen as Rodolfo alongside soprano Kate Fruchterman as Mimi. The two join a hand- picked cast from here and afar as well as conductor Martin Yazdzik to tell the tale of Puccini’s beloved tearjerker.
About Mercury Opera
Mercury Opera’s award winning director and founder Darcia Parada established the company in NYC 1999 and “delights in messing with the public’s perception of opera. Her often site specific shows have inhabited, the Rideau Canal, a riverboat on the North Saskatchewan, a commuter rail platform, a circus tent, the famed Coney Island Circus and Sideshow, a legendary strip club, the home of the Badlands Passion Play, a saloon, and even more recently a downtown Diner.”
Information submitted by Mercury Opera.