USW IN CHICAGO
Check out the amazing write-up HCL Artist-in-Residence OPERA CABAL got from TimeOut Chicago!
PORN! DESTRUCTION! OPERA?
by Doyle Armbrust,
Time Out Chicago / Issue 260 : Feb 18–24, 2010
“With no libretto other than recorded texts of socialist writers such as Friedrich Engels and the fragments of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “We Leave Tonight,” much of the action of USW is left to multiple video projections, with screen content and stage direction chosen by the opera company. DeMaison brought on Emmy Award–winning stage director Habib Azar and video designer Alex Overington to help take the composer’s open-ended staging to its logical avant-garde conclusion: kittens being birthed, the disturbingly disembodied head of Cabal cofounder Majel Connery and hard-core vintage porn…”
“Opera Cabal exhibits the audacity and daredevilry rarely found in anything calling itself “opera” these days. DeMaison says, “I want the crowd saying, ‘I didn’t know opera could be like that! I didn’t know I loved opera!’”
Congrats to OC, and be sure to check out USW Fri and Sat Feb. 19-20, 8pm at Curtiss Hall 410 Michigan Ave.
Go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com to purchase tickets.