What: World Premiere of the opera by composer, Griffin Candey and librettist, Emily Anderson (a Knoxville native)
When: March 9th & 10th, 8 pm
Where: Windows on the Park (inside of the Holiday Inn-Downtown 525 Henley St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Who: Morgan Smith as “Hixon”, Kathryn Frady as “Jo”
Directed by: Matthew Haney
Cost: $25 Adults/$15 Students Approximately 1 hour
A comic wedding-centric romp (in English) set in a hotel bar. A lone bartender (Jo) serves a lone man (Hixon) who seems to be separating himself from something. Through their flash-in- the-pan interaction, we draw out both the backstory of each of them Jo still very much reeling from having cancelled her own wedding, and Hixon facing down his apprehension about long term relationships and the foolish, selfish trends that surround the modern wedding. Who is a wedding for? What do we hold onto for tradition’s sake, and what do we hold onto because others demand it? Full of both tongue-in-cheek energy and genuine self-reflection, Follow Suit stands true to one central theme: no one can tell you that there’s right way to live your life.
Marble City Opera: www.MarbleCityOpera.com