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PROVING UP


  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20566 United States (map)

Music by MISSY MAZZOLI
Libretto by ROYCE VAVREK*

Based on a coming-of-age short story by Karen Russell, a group of Nebraska families struggles to claim their land under the Homestead Act. In order to satisfy the grant, or "prove up," their homes must each have at least one glass window. Unable to afford such a luxury, the families recruit young Miles to ferry a single window from one home to the next, each time the inspector arrives. How will Miles handle this enormous responsibility, knowing so many depend on his help to achieve the American Dream?

* Alumnus of the CLDP.

 

Earlier Event: November 30
THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE
Later Event: January 20
THE LONG WALK