VANCOUVER OPERA: ‘STICKBOY’
The inner life of a young boy is studied in this moving and meaningful new chamber opera by world-renowned librettist Shane Koyczan and composer Neil Weisensel. Bravely autobiographical, beautifully poetic, visually innovative and musically memorable, Stickboy confronts the vulnerabilities of a boy facing a conformist and bullying society, a society which itself struggles with its own fear and insecurity. Visuals are designed and animated by Giant Ant, the producers of Mr. Koyczan's monumentally popular video "To This Day". The world premiere takes place at Vancouver Playhouse on October 23rd, conducted by Leslie Dala, and runs for 11 performances until November 7th.
OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 7, PLAYHOUSE