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About this show

Based on the play by Lanford Wilson, This is the Rill Speaking is a one-act opera by Lee Hoiby (A Month in the Country, Summer and Smoke) about young love & rural life in the Ozarks. One of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson's seminal early works, This Is the Rill Speaking is of the genre of non-narrative, multi-vocal evocations of the 20th century small town embodied in works such as Dylan Thomas's Under Milkwood, Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology, the stories of Sherwood Anderson, and Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Such glimpses of small town quotidian passions and conversations combine to create a touching and resonant picture of life.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Symphony Space, New York City