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Hello Out There
Jack Beeson
Jack Beeson
Felix Brentano (Director)
William Rhodes (Conductor)
May 27, 1954
Columbia University Opera Workshop
A vagrant young man, imprisoned in a Matador, Texas jail for raping another man’s wife, strikes up a conversation with the jail’s cook, a local girl in her teens, and attracts her strongly. Afraid that he will be attacked in the deserted jail by the offended husband, the young man sends the girl home to get her father’s gun. While she is away the husband and a group of his friends appear. The young man reveals that the wife is a loose woman, and the incredulous husband shoots him. The girl returns as the angry mob carries off the young man’s body.
The Young Man, a gambler down on his luck (bar)
The Girl (s)
The Husband (t)
Another Man (speaking role)
Third Man (walk-on role)
The Wife (speaking Role)
New York Times, Bernard Holland, 11/20/1984
1 fl(=picc), 1 ob, 1 cl, 1 bsn - 1 hrn, 1 tpt, - timp.perc(1):susp.cym/tamb/BD/SD - pft(=harm) - strings(1 vln1, 1 vln2, 1 vla, 1 vc, 1 db or larger forces)
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