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Ruinous Gods

Composer: Layale Chaker
Librettist: Lisa Schlesinger
Company: Spoleto Festival USA

Performance Dates
Friday, May 24, 2024
Monday, May 27, 2024 Matinee
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Saturday, June 01, 2024 Matinee


Ruinous Gods centers on seven displaced children who have uppgivenhetssyndrom, a rare trauma response diagnosed in children at refugee camps around the world. This opera, based on survivors’ documented testimonies, resists popular dystopian narratives and creates a space for imagination and agency. 

Spoleto Festival USA