April 22, 2005
The Stranger's Tale
Composer:Curtis Tucker
Librettist:Nelson Sheeley
Synopsis
Intended as a companion piece to Stravinsky's faustian A SOLDIER'S TALE, A STRANGER'S TALE shows a modern day-in-the-life of an apparent homeless man in an urban park. The homeless man interacts with various other characters, who see bad days become good ones. In the end, it is revealed that the Homeless Man is, in fact, divine.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:55

Musical Style
Lyric with quasi-set pieces and some dialogue.

Vocal & Musical Forces
Soprano, tenor, bass, actor; violin, contrabass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano.

Original Cast
Homeless Man - Stephen Quint (actor) Street Punk - Brian McKnight (actor) Sergeant Miller - Mark Womack (baritone), Kay Mercer - Laurelyn Kay Watson (soprano), Sam Brunner - Mark Womack (baritone), Jay Ashworth - Richard R. Furman (tenor)


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