Fort Worth Opera presents Bernadette’s Cozy Book Nook
Fort Worth Opera will present the world premiere film of composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell’s Bernadette’s Cozy Book Nook.
On April 27, 2020, The Cozy Book Nook, a book club with four retirees as members that usually convenes monthly in person, now meets online for the first time because of the pandemic. Bernadette, the club's president, tightens her tyrannical grip as the members are joined on Zoom by her young niece Eleanor, a recent graduate of Yale, to discuss the book of the month: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. In 40 mordantly funny minutes of life in the time of COVID-19, technology falters, political lines are sharply drawn, and Bernadette's book club becomes anything but cozy.
The production will be available to view at any time, January 14-24.