May 31-June 2: Towards Opulence, the Opera

Skywatchers and Dance Mission Theater present
Towards Opulence, the Opera
May 31-June 2 at Dance Mission Theater

Created by Skywatchers and featuring Choral Director Melanie DeMore with Jennifer Johns, Valerie Troutt, Inéz García de Arco, Chibueze Crouch, Peekaboo, Maya Nixon, Jennifer Johnson, Afatasi and Dilpreet Anand.

Friday, May 31 8PM  (Live audio description and a pre-show haptic access tour offered this day)
Saturday, June 1, 8PM (ASL interpretation offered this day)
Sunday, June 2, 5PM

Tickets: $20-$100 sliding scale – BUY NOW
No one turned away for lack of funds at the door. Online sales end two hours prior to showtime. The box office opens one hour prior to showtime for at-door sales and to pick up will call tickets.

Towards Opulence, the Opera is part of an ongoing act of creative resistance and imaginative reclamation. Skywatchers believe that Tenderloin residents, and other marginalized people, are the truth tellers of our society, akin to the mythical Cassandras. By breathing life into often overlooked or discredited truths, we remember our interdependence and expose the roots of power and oppression. An act of bold reclamation, Towards Opulence invites us to conjure and claim our most audacious and glorious selves and step into a future where we truly belong to each other.

Accessible Performance Details:

For blind and visually impaired audience members, Skywatchers partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and a haptic access tour for the performance on Friday, May 31st at 8pm. Haptic access tour begins at 7:15pm. Audio description provided by Rachael Dichter.

Audio description is a live audio track spoken by a professional audio describer to audience members with visual impairments through a wireless headset system. It provides clear and engaging descriptions of the meaningful visual details of a performance. Haptic access tours (20-30 minutes) are a live pre-show tour that allows patrons to experience—through touch and their own movement— the space, performers, costumes and objects in addition to key movement elements in the performance.

Reserve a spot for the Haptic Access Tour by purchasing an Audio Description ticket for the Friday, May 31 performances, or by calling: 781 820-7712.

Skywatchers will also offer live ASL interpretation provided by Cathleen Riddley and Nicole Carlos Watson for the Saturday, June 1 performance. Book your seat by purchasing an ASL ticket or by calling: 781 820-7712.

Dance Mission has an elevator that can be used by people with mobility limitations. If you need wheelchair seating, please choose ADA seating when purchasing a ticket, so that we can reserve you a seat that does not reuiqre climbing stairs.

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