MADISON — Madison Lyric Stage will present tenor Marc Deaton in an original performance piece titled “Hotel Fables: Episodes in a Life” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Deacon John Grave House, 581 Boston Post Road on Academy Street.
The program features scenes from Benjamin Britten’s “Billy Budd” and “The Rape of Lucretia”; Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila”; Puccini's “Manon Lescaut”; Samuel Beckett’s “Play”; Ronald Harwood’s “The Dresser”; Mascagni's “Cavalleria Rusticana”; Beethoven’s “Fidelio” and Korngold's “Die Tote Stadt.”
Deaton will be joined by six singing actors: Jacob Boergesson, Rebecca Ellis, John Johmann, Allison Lindsay, Audra Moricca and Allison Waggener, along with pianist Kelly Horsted. Deaton conceived the evening and also directs.
The performance will explore, through music and drama, the complexities, struggles and humor of human relationships. The setting is a single room of a hotel in a nameless city anywhere in the world, where every guest who comes to stay reveals a unique set of circumstances.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at madisonlyricstage.org or by calling 203-215-6329.
— Submitted press release