Opens Mar 17, 2018
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
At the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington, D.C., recent college graduate Timothy Laughlin is eager to join the crusade against communism. A chance encounter with a handsome State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, leads to Tim's first job — and his first relationship with a man. Drawn into a maelstrom of deceit, Tim struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his forbidden love for Fuller — an entanglement that will end in a stunning act of betrayal.
Lyric Opera is proud to present the Chicago premiere of this work, which was praised as "a near-perfect example of fast-flowing musical drama" by the New York Times in its 2016 world premiere.
This chamber work will be presented in just four performances at the Athenaeum Theatre.