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THE FALLING AND THE RISING
September 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmfree
The Falling and the Rising centers around a strong female hero known only as “Soldier.” After sending a video message home on the eve of her daughter’s thirteenth birthday, our soldier is severely wounded by a roadside IED. We follow as she makes her way through a miraculous coma-induced dreamscape—one punctuated with the lives of other fellow service members, each on their journey toward healing and home. Based on real-life interviews with wounded soldiers, this operatic soldier’s odyssey was created in hopes of capturing the indomitable spirit of our U.S. military veterans. By shedding light on the inspirational power of their often overlooked stories, we hope to knit the civilian and Veteran/Military populations together through this story of family, service, sacrifice, and hope.
PLEASE NOTE: Masks will be required for all attendees. Your seats will be reserved, but please be aware that seating assignments may be adjusted to allow for additional spacing in the interest of patron and artist safety.
The Falling and the Rising is made possible through generous support from The Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Broome County Veterans Services, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The United Cultural Fund of the Broome County Arts Council, The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, and The Community Foundation for South Central New York.
Special thanks to our Media Sponsor WBNG, and to the Veteran’s Coalition (VetCenter, Clear Path for Veterans, Southern Tier Veterans Support Group, and Broome County Veteran Services) for their tireless work on behalf of Veterans in our community and their assistance in making sure this project can reach as many Veterans as possible.