Friday, February 24, 2023 | 7:30pm
Sunday, February 26, 2023 | 2:30pm
Length: 80 minutes with one 20-minute intermission
Sung in English
Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Col. Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The story chronicles Jim’s life for nine years as a captured soldier during the Vietnam War and the aftermath that followed his return home.
An opera that explores family relationships during a difficult time in our nation’s history, Glory Denied is a compelling and heart-wrenching story of loss, hope, and one man’s will to survive.
Tláloc López-Watermann, lighting and projection designer
Glenn Breed (Wardrobe Witchery, costume designer
Jennifer Ruhland, costumer
Sondra Nottingham, hair/wig and makeup designer
Joey Neighbors, technical director
Carson Gilmore, stage manager
Elizabeth Dion, asst. stage manager
Elieen Downey, rehearsal pianist
Older Jim Thompson, Peter Kendall Clark
Younger Jim Thompson, John Riesen
Older Alyce, Caroline Worra
Younger Alyce, Emma Marhefka
Akemi Takayama, concertmaster, violin
Bernard DiGregorio, viola
Kelley Mikkelsen, cello
Julee Hickcox, flute
Carmen Eby, clarinet
Abigail Pack, horn
Annie Stevens, percussion
Al Wojtera, percussion
Colleen Potter Thorburn, harp
Elieen Downey, keyboard
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