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Luther Spring Opera Workshop: 'Street Scene'

  • Date: Friday, May 6, 2011
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Center for Faith and Life main hall

The opera, based on the play by Elmer Rice with music by Kurt Weill, is a story of romance between Rose Maurrant and her neighbor Sam Kaplan and the extramarital affair of Rose's mother, Anna. 
The show portrays the ordinary romances, squabbles and gossips of the neighbors as the mounting tensions involving the Maurrant family eventually build into a tragedy of epic proportions.

David Judisch, Luther professor of music, is opera performance course instructor and stage director for the production. The opera will be performed with the Luther College Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Tony Guzman, Luther associate professor of music.
Andrea Oldfield is assistant director.


Cast members of "Street Scene" include Matthew Stump, Anne Walsh, Erin Brown, Carah Claflin, Aliyah Richling, Haley Gibbons, Kelly Kussman, Anthony Rohr, Julie Shiely, Alex Gisleson, Teresa Procter, Jeff Knutson, Trevor Maloney, Michael Penick, Jacob Barker, Kristina Dudley, Rebecca Vernon, Alex Redding, Taylor Bergen, Drew Wojciehowski, Benj Cramer, Brett Epperson, Nick Sanches, Joia Byrnes, Jaclyn Ohnemus, Dan Hanawalt, Melanie Massnick, Mikki Sodergren, Adam Bradley, Chad Sonka, Erin Persick, Molly Clementz, Anna Kenyon, Paige Armstrong, Kelsey Brown, Patrick Fagan, and Steve Halloin.


Crew members include Luther students: Epperson, Brown, Claflin, Sonka, Josh Dale, Matt Imhoff, Evin Lantz, MacKenzie Kloempken, Esme Wong, Sophia Huang and Jordan Buchholtz.

Questions? Contact Doris Patterson, 563-387-1462