Production Info

Directed by Gina Kaufmann

Music by Kurt Weill, Lyrics by Langston Hughes, & Book by Elmer Rice


In a working class Manhattan neighborhood in 1929, tensions build as the people in this multi-ethnic neighborhood rub up against one another. The story centers primarily on an extramarital affair and a romance between a Jewish and a gentile teenager, but the rich undertones of longing and the layered relationships bring this entire complex little world to life. Weill called it “An American Opera”, interweaving jazz, musical theatre and classical opera esthetics with spoken word.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Street Scene: Cast Party Invitation!

Hello to one and all:

In honor of all the energy and commitment that has gone into this superb production, and to give you all a chance to try to bring some closure to this intense experience, Five College Opera wishes to invite you to a cast party on Sunday, March 2nd at 3:30 at the O'Connor Commons in the Charles Pratt Dorm on the Amherst College campus.

Please follow this link to an Evite where you can let us know if you plan to attend (please, please do this. It is so quick!). There will also be more info regarding location of the event:

Bravi tutti!!