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a chamber opera by Michelle Sui


inspired by the 1981 film 

Lola by Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Fassbinder's postwar German dancehall girls meet 

Patsy Cline in an American (day) dream / 

we meet in imagined waltzes along the Amur River revisiting home, memory, and inherited dislocations


written, composed, & directed by Michelle Sui 


assistant directed by Kevin Alexander Gallo 


set design by Phil Falino


video design by Coren Helene-Gitomer


lighting design by Ken Wills


poster art by Phil Falino


stage managed by Ana Schuler


production assisted by Jose Rivera Jr.


advised by Jonathan Hart Makwaia


featuring Meghan Hourigan, Amanda Roberge,

& Michelle Sui


Frederick Loewe Theater



May 1-3, 2014 







Photos by Phil Falino

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