The 1950s had its own sense of style, and its very real problems. Fellow Travelers follows the story of a love affair between two men caught in the turbulent moment of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s “Lavender Scare” – an overt policy to drive homosexuality out of government service. The very real struggles resulting from this witch-hunt end in a stunning act of betrayal. A Commonwealth premiere by Virginia-native, composer Gregory Spears.
Composed by Gregory Spears, Libretto by Greg Pierce, Based on the 2007 novel “Fellow Travelers” by Thomas Mallon
Sung in English with English Surtitles
Conducted by Adam Turner and Directed by Kevin Newbury
The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra