Street Scene

Poster for Street Scene.

Kurt Weill Street Scene
American Opera in two acts
Book by Elmer Rice, based on his play of the same name
Lyrics by Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice

In collaboration with ISU Opera Studio and the ISU Symphony Orchestra

An epic, tragic, joyful opera about community.

November 12-14, 2021

Youthful desire, forbidden love, and brutal vengeance simmer to an explosion in the diverse melting pot of a 1940s New York City tenement. As the heat of the day builds, a family is pushed to an eruption that changes the community forever. Soaring operatic arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug. With numbers such as ‘Lonely House’ and ‘Moon-faced, Starry-eyed’, it’s no wonder that Street Scene was awarded Best Original Score at the first Tony Awards in 1947.

Contains adult content and language.

November 12 and 13 at 7:30pm
November 14 at 2:00 pm

Performed in Fisher Theater.

Adult tickets $25. Iowa State students and youth free.
General admission tickets available at the door, through Iowa State Center Ticket Office, or any Ticketmaster.
ISU Theatre is adhering to Iowa State University COVID protocols stated here

Presented under license from European American Music Corporation, on behalf of The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., the Rice Estate and the Hughes Estate.

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