UrbanArias presents “Why I Live at the P.O.”

World Premiere

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UrbanArias presents Why I Live at the P.O.
April 30 - May 7, 2022
Composed by
Stephen Eddins
Libretto by
Michael O'Brien with Stephen Eddins
Based on the short story by
Eudora Welty
World Premiere

Why I Live at the P.O. is a delightful addition to the opera canon which takes the comic masterpiece by beloved author Eudora Welty and combines it with classic and contemporary American musical styles to tell the story of a supremely relatable family. UrbanArias is proud to be commissioning the completion of this work at a time when many families have been experiencing “togetherness” in a whole new way.

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Cast
Emily Pulley
Sister 1
Emily Pulley
Kyaunnee Richardson
Sister 2
Kyaunnee Richardson
Melissa Wimbish
Stella Rondo
Melissa Wimbish
Alissa Anderson
Mama
Alissa Anderson
Ian McEuen
Uncle Rondo
Ian McEuen
Eric McKeever
Papa Daddy
Eric McKeever
Production Team
Orchestra
Inscape Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by
Robert Wood
Directed by
Dennis Whitehead Darling
Director of Production
Reuben Rosenthal
Set by
Brian Ruggaber
Lighting by
Tao Wang
Costumes by
Austin Blake Conlee
Production Stage Manager
Rebecca Talisman