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Moby-Dick, The Opera!

 Join Politics & Prose for an afternoon and evening of Moby-Dick immersion: An in-store refresher course on the classic novel, followed by the East Coast premiere of the opera adaptation at the Kennedy Center.

Wednesday, March 5 at 2 p.m. our group will meet in the store and spend two hours in a refresher course with Joseph Fruscione, a local American literature and writing professor who has taught several classes at Politics & Prose including an intensive study of this beloved American novel.

Whether you want to refresh your memory about Ishmael, Starbuck, Queequeg, and Ahab, or get acquainted with the text before experiencing the opera, this one-off class will prepare you for the characters, themes, and spectacle of Melville's novel as presented in Jake Heggie's stage adaptation.

 Participants are then welcome to stay and have dinner in the neighborhood before heading to the Kennedy Center for the performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

click here to learn more about the opera.

$150 (two-hour immersion class plus opera ticket)

Politics & Prose will not be providing transportation to this event. The Kennedy Center is accessible via the Foggy Bottom–GWU Metro Station.

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Mar 5 2014
$150.00
Model: MobyDickOpera

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