THIS IS THE RILL SPEAKING
music by Lee Hoiby
dir. by Ned Canty
Purchase College Conservatory of Music, Purchase, NY, 2008
Symphony Space - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, New York, NY , 2008
Lee Hoiby’s one-act opera This Is the Rill Speaking captures the everyday happenings of rural America in all of its glories and shortcomings. One of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson’s seminal early works, This Is the Rill Speaking is of the genre of non-narrative, multi-vocal evocations of the 20th century small town.
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