Presenting the 2015 Festival Season Share

Main Performance

“Continuously gripping, without a wasted note or word” (The Wall Street Journal), this powerhouse drama receives its first new full-scale staging since its 1996 world premiere production.

Inspired by a compelling true story from a mill town in 19th century New England, Emmeline’s heart-wrenching saga echoes the age-old Oedipus legend. Continuing OTSL’s commitment to great American opera, the production is created by the same team that brought St. Louis the unforgettable world premiere of Champion in 2013. 

Joyce El-Khoury
Joyce El-Khoury*
Emmeline Mosher

Meredith Arwady
Meredith Arwady
Hannah Watkins

John Irvin
John Irvin
Matthew Gurney

Wayne Tigges
Wayne Tigges*
Mr. Maguire

ConductorGeorge Manahan
Stage DirectorJames Robinson
Set DesignerAllen Moyer
Costume DesignerJames Schuette
Lighting DesignerChristopher Akerlind
Wig & Makeup DesignerTom Watson
Chorus MasterRobert Ainsley
English Diction SpecialistErie Mills
GYA Teacher/CoachErie Mills
RepetiteurAndrea Grant
Assistant Stage DirectorRichard Gammon
Stage ManagerKimberley S. Prescott
Assistant Stage ManagerJulie Hurley*
Assistant Stage ManagerSarah Johnson
Intern Assistant Stage ManagerMeagan O’Neill*

Emmeline MosherJoyce El-Khoury*
Aunt Hannah WatkinsMeredith Arwady
Matthew GurneyJohn Irvin*
Mr. MaguireWayne Tigges*
SophieNicole Haslett°
Harriet MosherFelicia Moore†
Mrs. BassRenee Rapier*
Pastor AveryDaniel Brevik°
HookerGeoffrey Agpalo†*
Henry MosherMatthew Lau
TownswomanAnna Dugan†*
TownswomanAshley Milanese†*
TownswomanKelsey Lauritano†*
Simon FentonEric Van Heyningen†
Ella BurlingLilla Heinrich Szász†*

* = Debut; ° = former Gerdine Young Artist; † = current Gerdine Young Artist; ‡ Gerdine Young Artist—Festival Artist