CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD Runs June 2-5

INNOVA_Considering Matthew Shepard logoCONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD
INNOVAtheatre
June 2-5
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

Directed by Richard Lee Waldeck
Musical and orchestral direction by Sarah Plaugher

Cast: M.G.Griffith, Eva Greer, Jovoné Lewis, Danielle Aldach, Matthew Clifton, Danny Klingler, Noa, Brandon Moore, Terry Mcnear Neack, Aaron Washington, Jeannine E. Parson, Denise A. Schnieders, Richard Lee Waldeck & Ernie Rowland

Approaching the eve of the 20th anniversary of Matt’s murder, composer Craig Hella Johnson responded with his first concert-length work, Considering Matthew Shepard. This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole. Johnson sets a wide range of poetic and soulful texts by poets including Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne, and Rumi. Passages from Matt’s personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper reports, and additional texts by Johnson and Browne are poignantly appointed throughout the work.

  • Thu-Fri, June 2-3 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 4 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, June 5 at 3pm

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