POSTPONED - Speed Dating Tonight!
Speed Dating Tonight!
April 17 & 18 at 7:30 PM; April 19 at 3:00 PM
Upstairs Studio, Schmidt Vocal Arts Center
UK Undergraduate Opera Workshop Production
Directed by Janet Scott
Accompanist - Savannah Etter
Comic Opera in One Act Conceived by Dean Anthony Music and Words by Michael Ching
SPEED DATING TONIGHT! conceived by Dean Anthony with music and lyrics by Michael Ching, premiered at Brevard Music Festival 2013. UKOT’s Black Box production will be the Kentucky premiere. The centerpiece of the opera is a series of 90 second “dates” which can be put together in whatever order or key desired, giving each production the opportunity for its own unique storyline.
It’s speed dating night in Joe’s bar. The atmosphere is excited and charged. The daters arrive. Some are eager, some reluctant and others are downright worried. The Speed Dating Coordinator sets the rules, the cocktail tables are set and the daters rotate through. When the bell rings, it’s time to move on. One of the characters is a pathological liar. Another character has a panic attack and leaves. Some of the daters discover truths about themselves and some make heartfelt connections. By the end, some leave in pairs, some simply move on. Left alone, the bartender asks the waitress to go out for coffee. The waiter stays to lock up and offers a surprise ending.
Free. Limited seating, RSVP required. 50 seat capacity per performance. To reserve seating call (859) 257-9331.