The piece is the second in a triptych of operas that constitute The Wild Beast of the Bungalow and focuses on an eleven-year-old girl who is struggling to make things right in her family in a town overrun by prairie dogs. The company will feature Cyrilla Baer (Mother), Eric S. Brenner (Grandma/Grandpa), and Andrew Nolen (Father) as well as David Korn, Amanda Pabyan, and Jendi Tarde. Tony Award-winner Bruce Coughlin will also make a special appearance, playing the ukulele.
Peters' other works include Stretch (a fantasia), Only Children, Mermaid in the Jar, Food of Love, Dark Fancies and The 52nd Annual Davenport Family Clan X-mas Spectacular. Vavrek has has contributed libretti for David T. Little's Dog Days, Kristin Hevner's Bully Pulpit, Jeff Myers' The Hunger Art, and Jay Anthony Gach's Nora at the Altar-Rail, among others.Admission is free. For further information, visit www.coteriedowntown.org.