Bitterroot

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Opened Jun 9, 2001
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Paul Zimet presents Bitterroot, with original music by Peter Gordon. This new music-theater work is about Meriwether Lewis and the Corps of Discovery -- a quintessential American adventure performed by the celebrated Talking Band. He was at once idealistic, ingenious, confident, courageous, racist, and arrogant. On his return from the triumphant expedition he became, at a young age, as famous as a modern day rock star, but he soon succumbed to alcohol and drugs. He died, a probable suicide, three years after the Lewis and Clark expedition ended. The contradictions in Lewis, in his motives and legacy, haunt them as they continue to haunt us now.

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Bitterroot - Jun 18, 2001

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