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After the Storm

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May
Friday
13
07:00 PM
May
Sunday
15
07:00 PM

World premiere

AFTER THE STORM
(David Hanlon/Stephanie Fleischmann)

Friday, May 13 at 7pm | Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, Houston
Sunday, May 15 at 7pm | The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston

WATCH A SNEAK PREVIEW!

As a massive hurricane hurtles towards the Gulf Coast, a Galvestonian torn about whether to leave her home is haunted by storms past.

 A story of loss, resilience, and the power of community, After the Storm mines the legacy of the Great Storm of 1900 and Hurricane Ike in 2008 on the region. This riveting new chamber opera, rooted in one family’s crisis, was developed through historical research and interviews with residents of Galveston and Houston.

After the Storm is sung in English with English surtitles. Running time is approximately 80 minutes.

A talk-back with members of the cast and creative team will follow each performance.

HOW TO BUY TICKETS

Tickets to each performance start at just $22!

Friday, May 13 (Houston – Cullen Theater)
Buy Tickets Online
By Phone: HGO Customer Care at 713-228-OPERA (6737) (Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; additional hours before performances)
In Person: Wortham Theater Center Box Office, 550 Prairie Street, Houston (Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; additional hours before performances)

Sunday, May 15 (Galveston – The Grand 1894 Opera House)
Buy Tickets Online
By Phone: The Grand Box Office at 409-765-1894 (Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm)
In Person: The Grand Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street (Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm)

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Friday, May 13 (Houston – Cullen Theater)
Sunday, May 15 (Galveston – The Grand 1894 Opera House)

IN THE MEDIA

Galveston Daily News, 5.13.16
"Healing continues with world premiere of 'After the Storm' at The Grand this weekend"

The Rest is Noise blog, 5.10.16
"Anthroposophical miscellany"

Houston Public Media, 5.9.16
"New Hurricane Opera Hits Close to Home for Houstonians"

Houston Chronicle, 5.6.16
"HGO's 'Storm' depicts trauma, hope after Galveston devastation"

Houston Public Media, 5.6.16
"Houston-Area Residents Swap Storm Stories Through Spoken Word, Music, Poetry"

Houston Press, 5.4.16
"World Premiering HGOco Opera Will Make Us Think, and Might Make Us Cry"

Galveston Monthly, April 2016
"Story in Song: After the Storm"

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Join us this spring for special previews and events leading up to the world premiere of After the Storm

Wednesday, March 30, 12 p.m.
Preview at Rotary Club of Galveston

Saturday, April 23, 3 p.m.
Program at Rosenberg Library, Galveston

Thursday, April 28, 5-8 p.m.
Cultured Cocktails Event and Preview at Bar Boheme, Houston

Sunday, May 1, 2-3:30 p.m.
Preview at
Galveston Historical Foundation Historic Homes Tour

Wednesday, May 4, 8 p.m.
Storm Songs & Stories Open Mic at Rudyard’s, Houston


Community partners:

  Galveston Historical Foundation Logo       The Grand Opera House Logo         Rosenburg Library Logo    Houston Arts Alliance Logo
 Folklife + Traditional Arts


Radio voiceovers courtesy of Carrie Feibel and Michael Hagerty of Houston Public Media.

Please note that After the Storm was originally entitled The Root of the Wind Is Water. Any tickets purchased under the work’s former title will be accepted at both venues.


HGOco programs are supported by:

 

CAST

Sofia Selowsky
Eliza Goodman
Lucy Goodman
Bettie/Bea
Cecilia Duarte
Harriet/First Responder
Isaiah/Pastor’s Son
Mark Diamond
Cyclone/Wilbur

CREATIVE TEAM

David Hanlon
Conductor
Stephanie Fleischmann
Librettist
Director
Michael James Clark
Lighting Realizer

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist