Philip Glass’s In the Penal Colony is a chilling thriller and we imagine no-one will do it better than visionary director Jerry Mouawad and conductor Nicholas Fox. A visitor is invited to a penal colony to observe the execution of a prisoner at the hands of a nightmarish machine. The New York Times calls Glass' piece a “surreal exploration of injustice.” Intimately performed in the round, don't miss this thrilling evening of theatre at Portland Opera. Jerry and Nicholas share insight into this one of kind production.
July 24, 2019