Treemonisha


Arkansas, 1884. African Americans are free from the bonds of slavery, but true self-government has been hard to achieve. As superstition and fake news pervade the fractured community, it falls to the young Treemonisha to speak truth.
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Overview


Genre: Opera
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Festival:Grimeborn 2019
Starts: Tuesday 27 August 2019
Closes: Saturday 31 August 2019
Running time:1 hr 40 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Written by 'King of Ragtime' Scott Joplin in 1911, and influenced by his own experience as a young African American during the Reconstruction period, Treemonisha was one of his proudest achievements - but he never saw it staged in his lifetime.


Now, Spectra Ensemble returns to Grimeborn with this all-singing, all-dancing piece which fuses African-American spirituals, barbershop and early blues styles to create 'an entirely new form of operatic art'.


Performed in English without surtitles.


Synopsis


Arkansas, 1884.


African Americans are free from the bonds of slavery, but true self-government has been hard to achieve.


As superstition and fake news pervade the fractured community, it falls to the young Treemonisha to speak truth to power and lead her elders onwards.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 27 August 2019

Closes:Saturday 31 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:

Best £25


Standard £22


Value £15


Restricted £12


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Creatives


Author: Scott Joplin
Composer: Scott Joplin
Lyricist: Scott Joplin
Director: Cecilia Stinton
Musical direction: Matthew Lynch
Production: Spectra Ensemble

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