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An unhappy white authoritarian American evangelical family — the father eerily like today's occupant of the White House — lives out its painful confusion of the real and the virtual on a dreamlike wooden many-sailed 17th-century merchant ship. The ship symbolizes the centuries-old destructive patriarchal, capitalist, and religious myths ruling the family's life. Exploited by politicians, preachers, and commercial corporations, the family is filled with rage, despair, and denial.

Written by Jean-Claude van Itallie, the legendary La MaMa playwright, author of the 1960s anti-Vietnam War off-Broadway megahit America Hurrah, and directed by David Schweizer, famed director of major operas, The Fat Lady Sings is a loud no-holds-barred crucially needed in-depth exploration of the hidden beliefs that have brought America to its knees.

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