Off the Page: The Picnic Operetta

Sunday | September 17 | 3pm
Unity Park | Winona

The Page Series presents Mixed Precipitation’s Picnic Operetta. It’s glam rock-meets-opera, with a taste of local harvests. Philemon and Baucis – Planet in Peril explores fear, displacement, and hospitality to strangers from another world. This space-age, romantic adventure features the beloved melodies of Haydn’s The Creation and Philemon and Baucis, and the defiant rock n’ roll of Queen!

During the performance, you’ll be treated to small bites inspired by the show and made with local produce. The plot: Returning from space exploration in a far off galaxy, space cadets Jupiter and Mercury return to earth to find humanity decimated by plague. Surviving citizens are cold, suspicious, and hooked on banality. Our gods-in-disguise prowl about town looking for someplace to unveil their gender-bending extravaganza. No one will give these gods a chance but the down-trodden tavern of Philemon and Baucis. Bring your blankets and chairs for this family-friendly, no-tuxes-required take on opera!

FREE – RSVP appreciated at:

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