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Fort Worth Opera will present the world premiere of Stand Up!, composed by Music Director Emeritus Joe Illick, and with libretto by Director of COT Production and Civic Impact, Sheran Goodspeed-Keyton,

Stand Up! is a socially conscious chamber opera presented by FWO’s Lesley Resident and Studio Artists that gives the audience a snapshot of the life of South African activist Stephen Biko during 1960s Apartheid, and segues into a modern-day story of a similarly racially divided college campus in Texas.

The 45-minute performance seamlessly takes the audience from the formation of the Black Consciousness Movement in the late 1960s right into a Cultural Studies class in 2022, where a young black student struggles with his own will to speak out. Contemporary, high-spirited music and movement are at the forefront of this compelling story.

Fort Worth Opera will present the world premiere of Stand Up!, composed by Music Director Emeritus Joe Illick, and with libretto by Director of COT Production and Civic Impact, Sheran Goodspeed-Keyton,

Stand Up! is a socially conscious chamber opera presented by FWO’s Lesley Resident and Studio Artists that gives the audience a snapshot of the life of South African activist Stephen Biko during 1960s Apartheid, and segues into a modern-day story of a similarly racially divided college campus in Texas.

The 45-minute performance seamlessly takes the audience from the formation of the Black Consciousness Movement in the late 1960s right into a Cultural Studies class in 2022, where a young black student struggles with his own will to speak out. Contemporary, high-spirited music and movement are at the forefront of this compelling story.

Fort Worth Opera will present the world premiere of Stand Up!, composed by Music Director Emeritus Joe Illick, and with libretto by Director of COT Production and Civic Impact, Sheran Goodspeed-Keyton,

Stand Up! is a socially conscious chamber opera presented by FWO’s Lesley Resident and Studio Artists that gives the audience a snapshot of the life of South African activist Stephen Biko during 1960s Apartheid, and segues into a modern-day story of a similarly racially divided college campus in Texas.

The 45-minute performance seamlessly takes the audience from the formation of the Black Consciousness Movement in the late 1960s right into a Cultural Studies class in 2022, where a young black student struggles with his own will to speak out. Contemporary, high-spirited music and movement are at the forefront of this compelling story.

WHEN

WHERE

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://www.fwopera.org/standup

TICKET INFO

$20

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