Maria-Christina Oliveras Stars in Obie-Winning WE'RE GONNA DIE

Maria-Christina Oliveras Stars in Obie-Winning WE'RE GONNA DIE

Ancram Opera House will present the Obie Award winning play WE'RE GONNA DIE starring Broadway veteran Maria-Christina Oliveras, most recently seen as Gina in AMELIE. Performances are August 4-5 and 11-12 at 8PM.

WE'RE GONNA DIE was written by Young Jean Lee, called by The New York Times "One of the most adventurous new playwrights to emerge on The New York scene in the past decade." The play with live music blends storytelling, music, and theater to examine with humor and insight the universal experience of life's unavoidable truths.

Maria-Christina Oliveras's extensive theater, TV and film credits include AMELIE (Broadway) TAYLOR MAC'S 24 HOUR HISTORY OF MUSIC (St. Ann's Warehouse); HERE LIES LOVE (The Public); MACHINAL (Roundabout); "Law & Order: SVU" "Nurse Jackie" "Ugly Betty" "St. Vincent" and "Time Out of Mind."

"Maria-Christina is a force of nature," said Paul Ricciardi, Co-Director of Ancram Opera House. "Her range and ability are so impressive, and her talents will be a great gift to our performance hall."

"We are thrilled to produce a work by Young Jean Lee," said Jeff Mousseau, who is directing the production and is also Co-Director of Ancram Opera House. "The play hits a lot of areas for us. It's a daring take on a human experience that we are often reluctant to discuss. And by tackling the subject head on, the show is bracing yet consoling and, ultimately, cathartic. It works incredibly well in our space, which is known for its acoustics and its intimacy."

Ancram Opera House in southern Columbia County is rapidly becoming known as a showcase for fresh, contemporary work by emerging theater and musical artists. With its proximity to New York, Poughkeepsie, Albany and Great Barrington, Ancram Opera House is an exciting new entry on the Hudson Valley/Berkshire regional theater scene.

Ancram Opera House is located at 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82. Parking is available on the adjacent lawn. For tickets and more information, please visit www.ancramoperahouse.org, write info@ancramoperahouse.org or call (518) 329-0114.

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