30 July 2022
SPEARS - Celeste in Castor and Patience
School for Creative and Performing Arts
The highly anticipated world premiere with music by Gregory Spears, composer of the acclaimed 2016 commission Fellow Travelers, and a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning recent U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. Set during the mortgage crisis of 2008, with flashbacks to 1966 as well as to the 19th Century, Castor and Patience tells the story of African American cousins who find themselves at odds over the fate of land owned by members of their family.