Lardo Weeping
by Local Opera Local Artists - LOLA

Aug. 20 - Sep. 02

Lardo Weeping is a wonderful journey through the mind of recluse-genius Dinah LeFarge, a clever, intellectual, quite sexual woman of independent means who seldom ventures outside her apartment and refuses to answer her door unarmed. Dinah finds herself with only five dollars left to her name but claims to have "otherworldly resources" and hints at a miraculous transformation for her and her audience.

Dinah takes us through her many ideas and schemes and through this storytelling we are introduced to many feminist icons including Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Emma Goldman, Ann Landers, and others. We are treated to stories about her past employment as a convenience store clerk, her food journaling, and Dinah’s ongoing obsession with the “Weekly World News”. This journey ends with Dinah literally tearing her body apart and putting it back together again further highlighting the stress and demands put on human and especially female bodies.

Cast: 
Dinah LeFarge - Liz Cass

Chorus - Nicole Taylor
Chorus - Page Stephens

Chorus - Holt Skinner

Dodo Dancer - Alexa Capareda

Dodo Dancer - Daniela Bennetti

 

Orchestra:  
Piano - Peter Stopschinski
Violin - Phil Davidson
Cello - Barbara George

 

 

Team:  
Composer - Peter Stopschinski 
Librettists - Terry Galloway & Donna Nudd 

Executive Producer - Liz Cass 
Artistic Producer - Rebecca Herman 
Stage Direction - Rebecca Herman 

Set Design - Ia Ensterä

Lighting Design - Kendra Wiley

Costume, Hair and Makeup - Ginger Snaps

 

 

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.


Lardo Weeping
by Peter Stopschinski, Terry Galloway
Local Opera Local Artists - LOLA

August 20 - September 02, 2022
Crashbox
5305 Bolm Avenue (various)
Suite 12
Austin, TX, 78721

 

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 21, 3 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m.

Friday, August 26, 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 28, 3 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 1, 7 p.m.

Friday, September 2, 7 p.m.

Crashbox

5305 Bolm Rd 

UNIT 12

Austin, TX 78721

Tickets are from free to $25

Recommended for adults and mature teens with parental supervision

Visit LOLAaustin.org for tickets and information