OLGA A Farewell Concert
A Farewell Concert
Created and performed by Beth Wilmurt and her band
DEC 1-10, 2017
You are cordially invited to the home of Olga Sergeyevna Prozorova for an evening of sweet hellos, stirring songs, and bitter farewells... Soldiers encouraged!
Actor/musician Beth Wilmurt has been exploring Anton Chekhov's Olga since she played the role in Yes Yes To Moscow, a dance-theatre piece based on Chekov's Three Sisters.
With support from Aurora Theatre Company's new works program Originate + Generate, Wilmurt has been developing a theatrical music performance centered around Olga, exploring the enigmatic character's mind and imagination through songs. "She laughs" and "she cries" are two of the most frequent stage directions in Chekhov's play, provoking themes of loss and longing that intermingle with bursts of joy and celebration.
For two weeks this December, Aurora hosts Wilmurt and her band for a rousing evening of theatrical songs inspired by Chekhov’s Russians, viewed through a contemporary American lens. Snowy Siberia meets the American songbook in the poignant and imaginative performance.
General Admission tickets: $28 / $25 for Aurora subscribers
VIP Reserved seating: $35 / $30 for Aurora subscribers