Carry Nation
Composer: Douglas Moore
Librettist: William North Jayme
Other Artistic Personnel: Lewin Goff, Director
Original Cast: Original Cast: Carry, Beverly Wolff; Charles, John Reardon; Mother, Patricia Brooks; Father, Kenneth Smith
Premiere Date: April 28, 1966
Producing Company: University of Kansas Theatre
Description: The young Carry Nation and her father decide to take in a boarder at their home in Belton, Missouri. They rent the room to Dr. Charles Gloyd, who has just left the army. The Doctor soon falls in love with Carry, but is denounced by her father as a drunkard. Charles convinces Carry that he has changed his ways and has developed a medical practice. Carry agrees to marry him, against the wishes of her father. Unable to give up drinking, Charles' practice suffers and Carry, pregnant, is in need of money. She sends a letter to her mother asking for financial assistance. The letter is seen by her father, who decides to take Carry away from Charles. Carry agrees and, soon after, Charles dies. Unable to forgive herself for abandoning her husband, Carry decides to devote herself to the cause of Prohibition.
Reviews: The New York Times, Bernard Holland, 7-1-90; The New York Times, Theodore Strongin, 4-30-6
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: Not Available
Chorus: Chorus
Orchestration: 2 fl (picc), 2 ob (Eng hrn), 2 cl, 2 bsn - 3 hrns, 2 tpt, 3 tbn - timp, perc, pf, hp - str
Musical Style: Lyrical; tonal; melodic patterns reminiscent of American folk songs and hymns
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