Broadway's Tony-Award winning Best Musical opens the 1992-93 season in grand style. As intriguing as any of the stories of the 1001 Arabian Nights, Kismet is a compelling tale of blackmail and bandits, beggars and bravado--a lush tapestry of romance and melody. The music, based on the classics of Borodin, has been turned into the popular favorites, Stranger in Paradise and Baubles, Bangles and Beads.
The production promises to be extravagant and opulent, with a set of the Baghdad Bazaar, costumes from Opera Theatre St. Louis, a twelve piece orchestra, and much, much, more!
Set in rural Ireland, Friel’s memory play depicts the lives of the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts. In the late summer days of 1936, love still seems possible for the Mundy sisters. The appearances of his wandering father, missionary uncle, and the family’s first radio serve as the small events from which spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever. A haunting tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.