The Suitcase Opera Project Nov 8, 9, 10 Chicago

Event

THE SUITCASE OPERA PROJECT In Workshop

Chicago Opera Vanguard and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural
 Affairs and Special Events 
present a workshop presentation of

A new opera
THE SUITCASE OPERA PROJECT
Music by Eric Reda
Libretto by David Kodeski

Thursday, November 8 at 7:30PM
Friday, November 9 at 7:30PM
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30PM

On stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

“People tell me in 10 years I will be in the gutter.  I’m almost looking
 forward to the prospect,” Jimmy writes to his friend Howard in 1948.
 Jimmy is eighteen, gay, dishonorably discharged from the Marines
, and living in New York.  Documenting his artist’s life, Jimmy cruises 
the bars and streets, parties with his friends Gore Vidal, Anaïs Nin, and
 Truman Capote, while rhapsodizing on art, love, and sexuality.  Sixty years 
later, monologist David Kodeski wins a “curious box of letters” in an 
online auction and discovers Jimmy’s lost world.

THE SUITCASE OPERA PROJECT, a new non-fiction opera by
 David Kodeski and composer Eric Reda, excavates Jimmy’s
 49 letters, revealing a history of post-Kinsey /pre-Stonewall
 queer America and creating a moving portrait of a hungry, young soul.

For more information,visit www.chicagovanguard.org.

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Location

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park(View)
201 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
United States