We've Got Our Eye On You
And A Mantrap
A Comic Opera
In Four Scenes
Nkeiru Okoye, Composer
Peek into the craft of writing opera when AOP First Chance presents a free Libretto Reading of We've Got Our Eye on You, a new opera-in-development by librettist David Cote (Three Way, The Scarlet Ibis) to be composed by Nkeiru Okoye (Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom). The reading featuring professional stage actors will be directed by Matt Gray and will include a Q&A with the creators.
This zany remix of Greek mythology, rom-com and sexual politics follows the Gray Sisters-three siblings who share a detachable eyeball-as they encounter the blustery hero Perseus. He wants to learn Medusa's whereabouts; they want to get to know him better. Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi, already knows how the craziness will end. All this, plus a Greek Chorus!
Simoné Bart, Jessica Savage*, Lilli Stein*, Chinaza Uche*, Zuri Washington*
SEATING IS VERY LIMITED! RSVPs are required. Please do not RSVP if there is a chance you will not be able to attend.
*member Actors' Equity Association
Made possible in part by a OPERA America Discovery Grant for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.