A new video-opera by Lisa Scola Prosek


Trap DoorPerformances: Thursday – Saturday, June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2008 at 8PM
Tickets: $15-20 sliding scale
Purchase tickets in advance at:
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/36125
Or call 415-864-8855 for advance phone reservations

Trap Door is the story of one US soldier’s experience in Iraq, comic and disturbing, compiled from innumerable recorded incidents into a single narrative. Based on Albert Camus’ L’Etranger, Trap Door is an opera in which the musical landscape expresses the pressing finality of death and the desperate need for moral and philosophical principles to guide one’s actions. The protagonist, an American soldier named Able, discovers himself in increasingly absurd situations, culminating in his arrest and trial for the murder of an Arab man. This production is directed by Jim Cave, conducted by Martha Stoddard, performed by Lisa Scola Prosek, Mark Hernandez, James McGoff, Maria Mikheyenko, Eliza O’Malley, Clifton Romig, and Bianca Showalter, with video sets by Jakub Kalousek.

“The Lyrics are full of striking imagery and metaphor, with satirical and dry humor. The music is compelling, rich, and fully realized.” -The Academy for New Musical Theatre

Visit the Trap Door website for further information: http://www.lisascolaprosek.com

This production is supported by the Argosy Foundation, Meet the Composer Met Life Creative Connections Program, The Hewlett Foundation, American Composers Forum, The LEF Foundation, and the family of Barbara Kremsner.