WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Opera Theatre presents “An American Dream,” a provocative drama set during World War II, exploring the lives of two women: a Japanese American forced to leave her home and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied with what she left behind. The Seattle Opera commission is written by composer Jack Perla from a libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo and is accompanied by a four-piece chamber ensemble. The opera is a fictional piece inspired by interviews with residents of Puget Sound, Washington, who experienced mass incarceration during the war. Preview the song “Don’t You Recognize Me?” from “An American Dream” at youtu.be/cZzrtgayMtI.

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, Oct. 13, Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m. at Moanalua Performing Arts Center, 2825 Ala Ilima St.; Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. at Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala ‘Ike St.; Sunday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m. at Caste Performing Arts Center, 45-386 Kāne‘ohe Bay Dr.

TICKETS: $30-$100. For tickets and more information please visit hawaiiopera.org/2023-hot-opera-season/an-american-dream or call the box office at 808-596-7858.


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