Breakup | Clever Artifice

2016 Season

The Break-UpThe Break-Up
by Eva Kendrick

March 18 & 20, 2016

When Jake asks to meet Debbie outside of their usual date night, she wonders if he is finally going to pop the question, but he has something quite different in mind. Fall in and out (and back in) love again with this comedic mini-opera that explores modern relationships. Read more about Eva Kendrick at

Clever ArtificeThe Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret
by Leanna Kirchoff

March 18 & 20, 2016

Based on Alice Gerstenberg’s 1913 play, Overtones, the opera depicts the cat-and-mouse conversation between Harriet and Margaret, as they each try to accomplish their agenda without the other one knowing it. Coached by their inner selves, the two frenemies navigate a conversation fraught with subtext, manipulation, and self-deception. Read more about Leanna Kirchoff at



The Break-Up
Directed by Em Piro
Jake – Kurtis ShoemakeDebbie – Susan FletcherMusic Director – Robert Valentine

The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret
Directed by Allyson Ditchey
Harriet Goodrich – Erika CockerhamHetty – Leann SchueringMargaret Caldwell – Gina MaloneMaggie – Allison GlassMusic Director – Robert Valentine

Some images credited to Eric Woolsey