SAT SEP 8 / 8 PM; SUN SEP 9 / 2 PM; FRI SEP 14 / 8 PM; SAT SEP 15 / 8 PM
Black Box Theatre
UrbanArias presents Photo-Op by Conrad Cummings and James Siena, a 60-minute opera about the absurdity of modern presidential politics. Two singers deliver stump speeches, walk rope lines, debate, and utter sound bites set to Cummings’ hard-hitting but harmonious minimalist-influenced score. Siena’s text takes familiar “politician-speak” and turns it on its head. Photo-Op received a three week Off-Broadway run in the 90s, and is as relevant in this election season as it was then. UrbanArias’ new production, directed by Alan Paul of The Shakespeare Theatre, is a DC-area premiere.
Check out the great review Photo-Op got in the Washington Post!