Sorry I’ve been a little non-responsive…

…I’m preparing for final exams early next week.

But this reminded me, though I’ve taken a break from acting, my daughter is making her theatrical debut this evening in the Long Leaf Opera Company’s Christmas production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Break-a-leg Mimi!

Gian Carlo Menotti’s – Amahl and the Night Visitors

The annual presentation of the world-famous AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS Purchase your tickets early as all shows last year sold out. Dec. 1, 2, and 3 at 8pm and Dec. 3 & 4 at 2pm St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, (Main Street in downtown Durham with security parking) Dec 10th at 8pm and 11th at 2pm Mebane Arts Center, purchase tickets directly from their box office Dec. 16 & 17, 8pm at East Chapel Hill High School Auditorium Call 919-338-2642 for Special Group Rates

“…delightful production and a great way to start out the holiday season.”–Susanna Rodell – The News and Observer

“…powerful and utterly gorgeous mezzo voice of Denise Payton, who plays Amahl’s mother. Richly textured, strong, utterly confident, it made the listener yearn for more.”–Susanna Rodell – The News and Observer

Amahl, a crippled shepherd boy, tries to tell his mother about what he has seen outside; an enormous star with a long tale. His mother, used to his habitual lying, grows angry; she is even angrier when Amahl tells her, that there is a knock at the door and there are three kings who have come to visit them…then the magic begins!

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