Saturday, February 6, 2016

“CARMEN” & KAUFMAN @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

A Conversation with Moisés Kaufman
WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM
WHERE:
Olney Theatre Center Mainstage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney
TICKETS: $10 for General Public (FREE for Olney Theatre Center Members, $5 for Industry Professionals)
Reserve your seats online here for this exciting event! You can also reserve your seat by calling the Box Office at 301-924-3400.

From the groundbreaking The Laramie Project Cycle to the Pulitzer-winning I Am My Own Wife, Tony® Award-nominee Moisés Kaufman has brought seminal questions about sexuality and gender-identity to the forefront in American theater through three tempestuous decades. Join Kaufman and Artistic Director Jason Loewith for a wide-ranging discussion about his life, his passion for theater that advances cultural conversation, and the artistic path that brought him to adapt Bizet’s famed opera Carmen as an Afro-Cuban Jazz musical.

 

CARMEN: AN AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ MUSICAL
Co-Produced with Tectonic Theater Project

WHEN: February 10 - March 6, 2016
WHERE:
Mainstage

The most talked-about show of the season is sure to be this world premiere, directed and co-written by Tony® Award-nominee Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, Gross Indecency, The Laramie Project Cycle), with heralded Cuban-American playwright Eduardo Machado, and music adapted from Bizet’s opera by two-time Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill, this Carmen brings the action of one of the most sensual stories of all time to Cuba on the verge of revolution in 1958.

The star-studded creative team, along with Kaufman at the helm as director and Broadway’s Sergio Trujillo as choreographer (Jersey Boys, Memphis, On Your Feet), turns Bizet’s passion-fueled opera into a sexy, swinging Afro-Cuban Jazz musical. Kaufman’s Carmen is a gun-runner for the rebels, who falls fiercely in love with José, a Batista loyalist. When Cuba’s boxing legend Camilo returns to Havana, Carmen and José’s love falls tragically apart.

Purchase Tickets