I’m extraordinarily excited to be heading to Deer Isle, Maine in August as Composer/Music Director for I Have Seen Horizons: Ruth Moore’s Stories from Maine.
Meg Taintor, whom many Bostonians know from her excellent company Whistler in the Dark, invited me to collaborate on this new adaptation of stories by Maine writer Ruth Moore. Natalya Baldyga directs.
If you come up to see us on Deer Isle, prepare to be moved by poignant stories of the tender beauties and indignities of ordinary life. Also, prepare to sing along during the preshow.
I Have Seen Horizons:
Ruth Moore’s Stories from Maine
by Meg Taintor and Natalya Baldyga
August 16-26, 2018 | Stonington Opera House
Thurs – Sat at 7pm | Sun at 4pm
Hailed as “New England’s only answer to Faulkner,” beloved Maine author Ruth Moore filtered personal and family histories through her vibrant imagination to create masterful snapshots of life in Maine. Her intimate knowledge of those living and working on the islands Down East gives her wide-ranging stories an authentic voice. Through the struggles and triumphs of the characters who fill them, we see a world that is completely of its time and also surprisingly contemporary.
This summer, these portraits leap off the page and onto the Opera House stage in a celebration of story-telling and place that is touching, funny, sometimes nostalgic, and always vividly alive.