The Bradbury Tattoos, A Rock Opera
June 3, 2018

The Bradbury Tattoos: A Rock Opera

Venue: Memorial Hall

Date: June 3 & 10  |  3pm and 7pm

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.