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East+West: River of Light

Sunday March 23, 2014 - Sunday March 30, 2014

In three Houston-area venues  



Overview

As part of its Song of Houston: East + West series, HGOco presents River of Light by composer Jack Perla and librettist Chitra Divakaruni.

Having moved from India, Meera loves her new husband, her high-powered job, and the Houston lifestyle—until the birth of her daughter makes her long to recreate authentic Diwali traditions at home.

Performance Information 
Sunday, March 23, 3pm | FREE Admission; please RSVP here
Sri Meenakshi Temple Auditorium 
17130 McLean Road, Pearland, TX 77584
Part of a celebration of the festival of Holi.

Tuesday, March 25, 11am | FREE Admission
Ripley House Neighborhood Center
4410 Navigation Boulevard, Houston, TX 77011

Saturday, March 29, 7:30pm | Tickets $15/$13

The Saturday, March 29 performance of River of Light is sold out. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door. Tickets for the Sunday, March 30 performance are still available and can be purchased online (www.hgo.org/riveroflight) or by phone (713-228-6737).
Sunday, March 30, 2pm | Tickets $15/$13
Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004

Tickets are required to attend performances on March 29 and 30 at Asia Society Texas Center. 

Cast
Meera: Maya Kherani
Burton: Michael Sumuel
Neighbor/Renu: Alissa Anderson
Neighbor: Samuel Levine
Dancers: Aaron Green, Kusum Sharma 

With members of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and special guests:
Shantilal Shah, tabla
Arjun Verma, sitar

Creative Team
Jack Perla, Composer
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Librettist
David Hanlon, Music Director
E. Loren Meeker, Director
Laura Fine Hawkes, Scenic Designer
Clair Hummel, Costume Designer
Kyle McAnally, Lighting Designer 

For more information please call 713-546-0230 or visit HGO.org/HGOco. 

For wheelchair accessible seating, please call 713-228-6737 to make a reservation.


Community Partners
Asia Society Texas Center
University of Houston
Sri Meenakshi Temple Society
India House
Neighborhood Centers Inc.

 

Support HGO

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To give by phone or for more information, contact Rebecca Kier at 713-546-0252 or rkier@houstongrandopera.org.

To submit your gift by mail, please use this form.

Loyal donors are behind each performance at Houston Grand Opera.
We can’t do it without you; please consider making a gift today!

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As part of its Song of Houston: East + West series, HGOco presents River of Light by composer Jack Perla and librettist Chitra Divakaruni.

Having moved from India, Meera loves her new husband, her high-powered job, and the Houston lifestyle—until the birth of her daughter makes her long to recreate authentic Diwali traditions at home.

Performance Information 
Sunday, March 23, 3pm | FREE Admission; please RSVP here
Sri Meenakshi Temple Auditorium 
17130 McLean Road, Pearland, TX 77584
Part of a celebration of the festival of Holi.

Tuesday, March 25, 11am | FREE Admission
Ripley House Neighborhood Center
4410 Navigation Boulevard, Houston, TX 77011

Saturday, March 29, 7:30pm | Tickets $15/$13

The Saturday, March 29 performance of River of Light is sold out. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door. Tickets for the Sunday, March 30 performance are still available and can be purchased online (www.hgo.org/riveroflight) or by phone (713-228-6737).
Sunday, March 30, 2pm | Tickets $15/$13
Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004

Tickets are required to attend performances on March 29 and 30 at Asia Society Texas Center. 

Cast
Meera: Maya Kherani
Burton: Michael Sumuel
Neighbor/Renu: Alissa Anderson
Neighbor: Samuel Levine
Dancers: Aaron Green, Kusum Sharma 

With members of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and special guests:
Shantilal Shah, tabla
Arjun Verma, sitar

Creative Team
Jack Perla, Composer
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Librettist
David Hanlon, Music Director
E. Loren Meeker, Director
Laura Fine Hawkes, Scenic Designer
Clair Hummel, Costume Designer
Kyle McAnally, Lighting Designer 

For more information please call 713-546-0230 or visit HGO.org/HGOco. 

For wheelchair accessible seating, please call 713-228-6737 to make a reservation.


Community Partners
Asia Society Texas Center
University of Houston
Sri Meenakshi Temple Society
India House
Neighborhood Centers Inc.

 

Donate Now Button on Support HGO 

To give by phone or for more information, contact Rebecca Kier at 713-546-0252 or rkier@houstongrandopera.org.

To submit your gift by mail, please use this form.

Loyal donors are behind each performance at Houston Grand Opera.
We can’t do it without you; please consider making a gift today!

Donate Now  


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