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THE PASSION OF MARY CARDWELL DAWSON

Ticket presale starts Tuesday, July 16 at 10AM. Tickets on sale Thursday, July 18 at 10AM.
Subscribers should log in to their NCO Account Manager to add on tickets at the subscriber discount rate.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Friday, December 13, 2024 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 14, 2024 at 7:30PM
Sunday, December 15, 2024 at 2:00PM
A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater
Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

THE PASSION OF MARY CARDWELL DAWSON runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

OVERVIEW

A new play with music starring acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves! North Carolina-born trailblazer Mary Cardwell Dawson founded the National Negro Opera Company in the mid-20th century, creating unprecedented opportunities for Black artists and audiences across America. One evening in 1943, the company is scheduled to perform Carmen on a floating barge on the Potomac River. When inclement weather threatens to force the performance into a segregated hall, Mary must navigate the raging storms to ensure the show goes on.

MORE INFO

  • College student tickets are $15 and can be purchased online, or by calling the NCO Box Office at 919.792.3853. A valid student ID must be presented at will-call to pick up tickets. Limit of 2 tickets per ID.
  • Subscribers: log in to your NCO Account Manager to purchase tickets with your subscriber discount and enjoy waived handling fees, or contact the Box Office at 919.792.3853.

THE ARTISTS

Denyce Graves
Mary Cardwell Dawson

Johnnie Felder
Frank

Díana Thompson-Brewer
Isabelle

Taylor-Alexis Dupont
Phoebe

Kimille Howard
Director

Donald Lee III
Pianist

Play by Sandra Seaton. Original music by Carlos Simon. Text for original music by Sandra Seaton. Commissioned by the Glimmerglass Festival.

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