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Event 

Title:
Fellow Travelers
When:
11.08.2019 07.30PM
Where:
Herberger Theater Center - Phoenix
Category:
Performing Arts Events

Description

During the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare, communists weren’t the only government targets. Hostility directed toward abolishing “homosexual tendencies” in the government created a world of fear and shame. In Fellow Travelers, a chance encounter between an ambitious college graduate, Timothy Laughlin, and a handsome US State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, results in Laughlin’s first job— and his first love affair. Drawn into a maelstrom of passion and deceit, he struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his “forbidden” love for Fuller. The powerfully compelling production is an ode to the importance of being one’s self and the bravery it takes to stand up to oppression. This moving tale is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon.


Music by Gregory Spears, Libretto by Greg Pierce


https://www.azopera.org/performances/fellow-travelers


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