Imagine watching the world pass you by…but being unable to do anything about it. Such was the fate of thousands who succumbed to a mysterious sleeping sickness, rendering them immobile
Imagine watching the world pass you by…but being unable to do anything about it. Such was the fate of thousands who succumbed to a mysterious sleeping sickness, rendering them immobile and voiceless for more than forty years. As time went on, daughters grew up without their mothers, husbands remarried, and mothers wasted away from grief. Decades later, a brilliant young doctor discovered a revolutionary treatment to bring his patients back to life in a world they no longer recognized. Based on the true story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, Awakenings is a moving story of memories, loss, and life rediscovered.
ROSE is Joyce El-Khoury
MIRIAM is Deborah Nansteel
MR. RODRIGUEZ is David Portillo
DR. OLIVER SACKS is Jarrett Logan Porter
CONDUCTOR is Robert Kalb
DIRECTOR is James Robinson
Made possible in part by the Fred M. Saigh Endowment at Opera Theatre and by the Sally S. Levy Family Fund for New Works, which provides support for contemporary opera and related community engagement activities. Leadership support comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the production is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Audience development programming for this project is made possible by PNC Arts Alive.
(Saturday) 8:00 pm