Vancouver Opera

The Overcoat - a musical tailoring


Friday, May 4, 2018 7:30PM
Vancouver Playhouse

The Overcoat - a musical tailoring





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The Overcoat - a musical tailoring


A much anticipated co-production with Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company and Tapestry Opera, The Overcoat: an Opera is an operatic reinterpretation Morris Panych and Wendy Gorling's 1998 smash-hit play, The Overcoat . With a libretto from Morris Panych and music composed by Canadian Composer, James Rolfe, this production reunites the original creative team. Morris Panych is the director, with choreography by Wendy Gorling, set design by Ken MacDonald. costume design by Nancy Bryant, and lighting design by Alan Brodie. This extremely important work, addresses the universal human need for compassion and our unfortunate tendency to deny it. The Overcoat: an Opera is so much more than the story of an office worker whose life is turned upside down when he’s robbed of his new overcoat. “Panych and Gorling... have delivered a work that grows richer on each subsequent viewing, a creation that combines laughter with pathos and exhilaration with despair.” – Toronto Star (on 2007’s The Overcoat). The work will debut at the Bluma Appel Theatre in March 2017 before coming to the Vancouver Playhouse - where the original creation premiered 20 years ago. The performance will last approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including 1 intermission. Sung in English with English SURTITLES