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September 30 @ 7:30 pm| $30, $35, $50 (weekday); $35, $40, $55 (weekend) (prices subject to change after July 23)
An evening-length sung monodrama, My Lai focuses on the final days of Warrant Officer Hugh C. Thompson Jr, examining the emotional toll of the infamous 1968 civilian massacre by US troops in Vietnam and the military’s attempted cover up. Composed by Jonathan Berger with libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman, the work is scored for tenor, string quartet, and traditional Vietnamese instruments, and features Rinde Eckert, Vân-Ánh Võ, and Kronos Quartet. The BAM program will include an additional work by Berger, in collaboration with Kronos Quartet’sDavid Harrington and Võ, titled My Lai Lullaby