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Florida Grand Opera: Fellow Travelers

  • Presented By: Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
  • Dates: 4/23/2022, 4/24/2022, 4/26/2022, 4/28/2022
  • 3800 NW 11th Pl
  • Lauderhill, FL 33311
  • 1-800-741-1010
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Thursday and Saturday ticket prices range from $21 to $ 200
Details

Fellow Travelers
By GREGORY SPEARS
Libretto by Greg Pierce
Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon
First performed: June 17, 2016, Cincinnati Opera, Ohio
Florida Grand Opera Company Premiere

Fellow Travelers by Gregory Spears is both a story of the heart and a taut political thriller, creating an instant contemporary classic. Against a backdrop of 1950s paranoia in Washington, D.C., Fellow Travelers follows the lives of aspiring young journalist Timothy Laughlin and handsome State Department official Hawkins Fuller, who are swept into a passionate love affair, just as Senator McCarthy begins his hunt for “sexual subversives” in the government. As his involvement deepens, Tim struggles to come to terms with his political convictions, religious beliefs, and his love for Fuller—an entanglement that ends in a stunning act of betrayal. While the orchestration is extremely melodic and accessible, this opera is strengthened even further by an incredibly powerful libretto, not leaving a dry eye in the house.


CAST

Hawkins Fuller, Hadleigh Adams*
Timothy Laughlin, Andres Acosta*
Mary Johnson, Adelaide Boedecker*
Miss Lightfoot, Amanda Olea
Senator Joseph McCarthy, Michael Pandolfo
Lucy, Katherine Holobinko
Tommy McIntyre, Charles Calotta
General Arlie/Bartender, Erik Danielson

Conductor, Emily Senturia*
Director, Peter Rothstein
Set Designer, Sara Brown
Lighting Designer, Mary Shabatura
Costume Designer, Trevor Brown
* FGO Debut