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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
North American Works Directory Listing
Strange Fruit
Chandler Carter
Joan Ross Sorkin
Benjamin Keaton (Music Director)
Randolph Umberger (Stage Director)
Denise Payton (Bess Anderson)
Jai Le’ Carlos Smith (Sam Parry)
Robert Hughes (Ed Anderson)
Caryl Price (Alma Deen)
Charles Stanton (Tracy Deen)
Nicolle Alexandre (Dorothy)
Nathan Jones (Clay)
Kerry Jennings (R.T.)
Rita Addico (Dessie)
Jay Boschon (Crazy Carl)
Erina Newkirk (Nonnie Anderson)
Jason McKinney (Big Henry)
Michael Killbridge (Brother Dunwoodie)
John Cashwell (Tom Harris)
June 15, 2007
Long Leaf Opera
Strange Fruit revolves around an interracial love affair between a young black woman, Nonnie Anderson, and a gentle, though disaffected white man, Tracy Deen in a segregated Georgia town in the early 1920s. Nonnie's older brother Ed returns to persuade his sister to return north with him. Tracy's mother enlists the traveling minister to cajole her son to join the church and marry his high school sweetheart. Discovering that Nonnie is pregnant and that Tracy plans to abandon her, Ed murders him and escapes north. His crime leads to the lynching of Big Henry, Tracy's house boy and childhood companion.
02:30
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Based on African-American and Southern White roots music
Chandler Carter
25 West 108th St. #2D
New York, NY 10025
lcc2@earthlink.net
516-463-4932

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