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Rocking Horse Winner

Wednesday, July 5 Friday, July 7 7:30 p.m. Just a few miles from Portland – Westbrook Performing Arts Center is located at 471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook Rocking Horse Winner premiered in 2016. Written by Gareth Williams and Anna Chatterton. Based on the D.H. Lawrence story. Free for age 25 and under RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. pre-performance program with Calien Lewis, Opera Maine dramaturg at 6:30 post-performance community conversation at 8:30 p.m. Sung in English. 60 min

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Westbrook Performing Arts Center
471 Stroudwater St
Westbrook, Maine 04092 United States
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Opera Maine
(207) 879-7678
July 5, 2023 through July 7, 2023

Opera Maine’s 2023 Studio Artist Program will present two performances of Rocking Horse Winner by Gareth Williams with libretto by Anna Chatterton. A modern adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s short story, Rocking Horse Winner explores the relationship between Paul, a young man with autism, and his emotionally distant mother. Paul becomes dangerously obsessed with solving the “bad luck” of his family in order to win his mother’s love. His pursuit awakens a strange magic that connects him to luck, but also to powerful voices only he can hear. In our new age of entitlement Rocking Horse Winner is an intimate, psychological look at love, “luck”, and greed.

Sung in English. 60 minutes with no intermission. Recommended for mature audiences