That Morning Thing (1967)

TMT Cast and Crew


A remounting of Robert Ashley's legendary opera.
November 19, November 20 (matinee and evening) and 21, 2011, at The Kitchen.

Directed by Fast Forward. Lighting by David Moodey. Sound by Tom Hamilton.

A Performa 11 Premiere co-presented with the Kitchen.
Curated by Mark Beasley.

That Morning Thing was performed only three times (Ann Arbor, MI, Oakland, CA and Tokyo, Japan) in the late 1960s, but the opera acquired its reputation through rumor and the famous recordings of two sections, Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon and She Was A Visitor (on Lovely Music.) In three distinct acts plus epilogue, the opera presents the socio-political climate of the times. This new production by the writer/composer himself promises to be the definitive version of the opera.

With a cast of 17 performers, including John Hagan, "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Imani Uzuri, Fast Forward, Kimberly Bartosik, Gelsey Bell, Amirtha Kidambi, Brian McCorkle, Samantha McHale, Paul Pinto, Dave Ruder, Megan Schubert, Aaron Siegel, Aliza Simons, Samita Sinha, Madeline Wilcox and Kimberly Young.

Stage Manager: Betsy Ayer

That Morning Thing Blog: Keep in touch with the cast and crew as they re-create That Morning Thing.

Produced by Performing Artservices, Inc. and Performa 11 and co-presented with The Kitchen.


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