We Met in Moscow
The Light Opera of Portland (LOoP), known for its spirited renditions of Gilbert and Sullivan and other classics, explores brand new territory by presenting an original, romantic musical called "We Met in Moscow. The show is based upon events in the lives of Ralph Bunch, a professor emeritus from Portland State University, and his wife Eleanora Andreevna, head of cybernetics at the Kremlin in the 1990s. This modern-age romance between two people who met later in their lives is not another teenage romance, but a prime-of-life love story. The story not only explores the unique way this couple fell in love during the post-Cold War era but also the adventures they had exploring their cultural differences.
When asked about this one of a kind piece, Dennis Britten explains. "Everyone has been asking me what the show is about. I think I'll have two characters - Richard, a sixty-year-old American and his Russian friend Marat, answer what those two messages are succinctly.
MARAT: "Everywhere world is much the same. Everybody, no matter age, need love and romance, Nyet?"
RICHARD: "I suppose youre rightI cant get over how Russians are so much like Americas, Marat"
MARAT: "Like I say, I think people same everywhere, Richard. Just government different."
Kevin Bryant Lay elaborates. "This show is about two people who fall in love across distances and cultures, reminding us that we are all more alike than different. Neither culture nor individual need change their native key. We can stretch our ears and hearts to accommodate both keys simultaneously."
In view of the divisiveness in our society today, these themes could not be more timely or relevant. LOoP expands their repertoire with an original production performed with a full orchestra. Its modern issues, costumes and set design will reflect the 1990's. "We are all the same no matter what our backgrounds may be" emphasizes Ralph Bunch. So, come out and celebrate our similarities as well as differences with songs, dance, and laughter that bring us all together. The players will greet audience members and serve ice cream sundaes after the show.
Accessible toilet facilities are available for this production.
Alpenrose Dairy Opera House (View)
6149 SW Shattuck Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|