Olga: a Farewell Concert
Created and performed by Beth Wilmurt and her band
STARTS DEC 1, 2017
You are cordially invited to the home of Olga Sergeyevna Prozorova for an evening of sweet hellos, stirring songs, and bitter farewells. Soldiers encouraged.
Beth Wilmurt (Eccentricities of a Nightingale and Jack Goes Boating at Aurora; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Hamlet at Shotgun Players) has been exploring Anton Chekhov's Olga since she played the role in Yes Yes To Moscow, a dance-theatre piece based on Chekov's Three Sisters. With support from Aurora Theatre Company's new works program Originate + Generate, Wilmurt has been developing a theatrical music performance centered around Olga, exploring the enigmatic character's mind and imagination through songs. "She laughs" and "she cries" are two of the most frequent stage directions in Chekhov's play, provoking themes of loss and longing that intermingle with bursts of joy and celebration. For two weeks this December, Aurora hosts the first sharing of Wilmurt's project in its current form, a music concert with shot glasses and soldiers.
Please note: Olga: a Farewell Concert is a festival seating performance. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis when you arrive at the theatre. Doors open one half hour before the performance.
Should you wish to have an assigned seat to Olga: a Farewell Concert, please choose a VIP Reserved Seat when you purchase your tickets.
General Admission tickets: $28 / $25 for subscribers
VIP Reserved seating: $35 / $30 for subscribers
O+G is supported in part by:
The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Hillary & Jonathan Reinis
The Sam Mazza Foundation