Molly Hagan is a playwright and dramaturg from Cleveland. Her plays
have been seen in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and at the Kennedy
Center in Washington, DC. A recent graduate from Ohio University, she
is now happy to call Brooklyn home.
DARK SISTERS, the new opera about a polygamist family with music by Nico Muhly, and libretto by Stephen Karam, takes a cue from the recent trial of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs. Mainstream Mormonism and its polygamist roots have become popular topics of late, visible everywhere from the Republican primary to Broadway to television shows like HBO's Big Love and TLC's Sister Wives. Nonetheless, DARK SISTERS succeeds in its careful rendering of the well-trod subject of polygamy - the opera soars on its own merits (Muhly's beautiful score and Karam's well-chosen images) without devolving into cult fetishism.BWW Reviews: CLOSER at The Seeing Place, Thru 10/9 October 9, 2011
The young ensemble theater company The Seeing Place returns this season with Patrick Marber's 1997, four-person melodrama, CLOSER, about the complexities of sexual relationships in the pre-dawn of social media.Anchorage Opera Presents SOUTH PACIFIC, Closes 4/10 April 10, 2011