The Bradbury Tattoos, A Rock Opera
Venue: Memorial Hall
July 13 & 22 | Two Performances each day
concert:nova has been chosen to be the recipient of a NEA grant to support this project!!
Four or Five Ways to Spend an Evening: the Bradbury Tattoos—is a singular multi-story operatic collaboration between the contemporary classical ensemble concert:nova, fusion composer Zac Greenberg, librettist and playwright Michael Burnham, and tattooist and surfboard shaper Steven Mast.
Made from tales in Ray Bradbury’s book The Illustrated Man, this evening-long enchantment will carry you, tattoo by tattoo, through multiple spaces where you’ll visit a thoughtful cocktail hour in a quiet city apartment, a typical 1950s suburban neighborhood full of impressionable children who look under rose bushes, an isolated roadside farm in Mexico where you can stop for water if the car overheats, and a slowly exploding rocket deep in outer space. Along the way, you just might hear from some folks who, while on a walking tour of Wisconsin, meet an old man covered in pictures that won’t stop moving.