A co-production of Moveable Beast Collective and Volcano Theatre
Combining a new libretto with Joplin’s ground-breaking music, Volcano is creating a ReBoot of an opera unlike any other. Found under a tree by an ex-slave named Monisha, Treemonisha grows into a woman who will change the course of her post Civil War community. This is Scott Joplin’s main character in his almost unknown 1911 opera, Treemonisha: the first black opera composed in North America to survive to the present day.
The Flying Child
“When darkness falls, a big black car drives through the streets of the city, and takes our children…”