CONSERVATORY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
LATER THE SAME EVENING
Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Nola Starling Recital Hall
$16 (plus taxes and fees)
No will call; etickets or mail delivery (not guaranteed if purchasing less than 2 weeks to the show date)
Later the Same Evening comprises a series of vignettes, each intersecting only briefly with the others, each extrapolated from actual paintings by American Realist Edward Hopper. The story tracks 11 people as they prepare to attend the premiere of a new Broadway show, offering an imagined glimpse of the events that led them into their places in Hopper's images. After sharing a scene in which all are gathered under the theatre marquee to escape the rain, the characters disappear one by one into the night. Two of the characters see each other again in an automat, and though she declines his offer of a drink, she allows him to walk her to the train. Premiered in 2007, the New York Times lauded Musto's musical-theatre-like score, which features recurring marimba riffs, chromatic interludes, fugal passages and hints of blues and jazz.
Image: Room in New York by Edward Hopper, 1932