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Destination Retrograde: A Reflection on Fellow Travelers

A Collaboration between FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida Grand Opera, and Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ

Featuring Music from Gregory Spears’ opera Fellow Travelers

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida Grand Opera, and Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ for a very special program that explores the piercing themes of Gregory Spears’ highly praised opera, Fellow Travelers (based on the best-selling 2007 novel by Thomas Mallon). A spoken word program set against Spears’ powerful music, “Destination Retrograde” explores the opera’s tragic story of a love affair between two young men at the height of the Red and Lavender Scares in the 1950s while highlighting the underlying and heartbreakingly timely topics of disinformation, the relationship between law and morality, and the dangers of a tyranny of the majority. “Destination Retrograde” highlights excerpts from Spears’ melodic score and the spoken word of Florida International University scholars.

Sunday, October 24, 2021
3:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ

Featuring:
Florida Grand Opera Artists

Martin Palouš, Director, Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, FIU
Ofelia Riquezes, Senior Program Coordinator, Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, FIU
Jessy Abouarab, Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, FIU

Co-sponsors:
Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy
Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

To RSVP to the event in person, click the link here. Tickets are free, but space is limited.

If you want to connect via live stream, visit our Facebook page on the day of the event.


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