STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NYC Premiere Opera, DOG DAYS

By: Dec. 30, 2015

New York City Premiere, Dog Days is a work of contemporary opera-theatre that investigates the psychology of a working class American family pitted against a not-so-distant-future wartime scenario. Exploring the ultimate struggle of humanity-stuck between nature's indifference and society's barely restrained brutality-Dog Days asks: is it madness, delusion, or sheer animal instinct that guides us through severely trying times? Where is the line between animal and human? At what point must we give into our animal instincts merely to survive?

Check out a sneak peek below!

Composer: David T. Little
Librettist: Royce Vavrek
Based on the short story Dog Days by: Judy Budnitz
Director: Robert Woodruff
Music Direction: Alan Pierson
Scenic and Video Design: Jim Findlay
Lighting Design: Christopher Kuhl
Associate Lighting Design: Masha Tsimring
Costume Design: Victoria "Vita" Tzykun
Sound Engineering: Garth MacAleavey
Video Engineering: Eamonn Farrell
Prine's Wig Design: Anne Ford-Coates
Production Manager: Sarah Peterson
Stage Manager: Lindsey Turteltaub
Assistant Stage Manager: Alyssa Howard
Assistant Director: Ashley Kelly Tata

Howard (Father) - James Bobick
Mother - Marnie Breckenridge
Captain - Cherry Duke
Prince - John Kelly
Elliott - Michael Marcotte
Pat - Peter Tantsits
Lisa - Lauren Worsham

Featuring the chamber ensemble NEWSPEAK, with special guests

$20 student tickets available with code STUDENTDOG. Must bring ID.

Dog Days was originally produced by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) in association with Beth Morrison Projects.
Dog Days was commissioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ).
Selections from Dog Days were commissioned and presented by Carnegie Hall for the Weill Music Institute.
Scenes from Dog Days were presented as part of New York City Opera's VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab.
The 2015-2016 tour of Dog Days is produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
Dog Days is presented by arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, publisher and copyright owner.
Co-presented with NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University.

Photo by James Matthew Daniel

Show run time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Post-Performance Conversation will follow the January 10 show.