Drugsong was commissioned by Victory Hall Opera and received its world premiere at Brooks Hall at the University of Virginia. VHO asked me to write and direct an original play inspired by Thomas Mann’s novella “Tristan.” The play incorporated a 30-minute excerpt of Wagner’s famous opera Tristan und Isolde and featured five physical theatre actors, two opera singers, and a quintet. It premiered at UVA’s Brooks Hall in June of 2017.

Charlottesville Premiere Cast:

Miriam Gordon-Stewart
Brenda Patterson
Sian Richards
Kara McLane Burke
Thadd McQuade
Will Campbell
Jennifer Downey
Corey Bix

All photos copyright Keith Alan Sprouse.