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LFA's Theater Director Matt Boresi Writes Libretto for Opera The Last American Hammer
Posted 08/03/2018 08:03AM

Lake Forest Academy's Theater Director and Instructor Matt Boresi has written the libretto for The Last American Hammer, a one-act opera produced by UrbanArias, a nine-year-old opera company dedicated to producing short, contemporary operas. The musical will premiere at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. on September 22, 23, 28, and 29, 2018.

About the musical:

Entrenching himself in a Toby Jug Museum on a deserted American Main Street, a conspiracy-theorist YouTuber awaits a visit from the FBI. Hell-bent on explaining his theory about the original Thirteenth Amendment and bringing about justice, Milcolm Negley presents his prized possession into evidence – and when you're holding the last American hammer, everything looks like a nail.

With music by Peter Hilliard and libretto by Matt Boresi, The Last American Hammer stars Elizabeth Futral, Timothy Mix, and Briana Elyse Hunter. The production is conducted by UrbanArias Artistic Director Robert Wood and Directed by Grant Preisser. Please visit for more details.

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