Off the Page: The Picnic Operetta
Mixed Precipitation presents
Philemon and Baucis – Planet in Peril
A Picnic Operetta
It’s glam rock-meets-opera, with a taste of local harvests. Philemon and Baucis – Planet in Peril explores fear, displacement, and hospitality to strangers from another world. This space-age, romantic adventure features the beloved melodies of Haydn’s The Creation and Philemon and Baucis, and the defiant rock n’ roll of Queen! During the performance, you’ll be treated to a tasting menu inspired by the show and made with produce from Dream Acres farm.
Returning from space exploration in a far off galaxy, space cadets Jupiter and Mercury return to earth to find humanity decimated by plague. Surviving citizens are cold, suspicious, and hooked on banality. Our gods-in-disguise prowl about town looking for someplace to unveil their gender-bending extravaganza. No one will give these gods a chance but the down-trodden tavern of Philemon and Baucis.
Bring your blankets and chairs for this family-friendly, no-tuxes-required take on opera!