Lost in the Stars

July 22 - August 25, 2012

Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson
Glimmerglass joins forces with Cape Town Opera to present the story of a South African priest's spiritual crisis, based on Cry, the Beloved Country, the classic novel by Alan Paton. Starring 2012 Glimmerglass Artist in Residence Eric Owens.

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Presented in English with projected text

This production is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional major support from Faith Gay, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. This production is also funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY.



sunday 22m
saturday 28

m = matinee


friday 03
tuesday 07m
saturday 11
thursday 16
saturday 18m
monday 20m
saturday 25m

Though it is a story of the ages wrestling issues of biblical dimentions, Lost in the Stars is a simple story of the human heart -- one of heartbreak and intolerance as well as truth, reconciliation, compassion and finally, moral transformation." -- Tazewell Thompson


Stephen Kumalo Eric Owens
The Leader Sean Panikkar
James Jarvis 
Wynn Harmon** 
The Judge Jake Gardner** 
Grace Kumalo 
Ernestine Jackson**
Answerer Bongiwe Nakani*
Linda Chrystal E. Williams
Irina Brandy Lynn Hawkins
John Kumalo Amos Nomnabo*
Absalom Kumalo 
Makudupanyane Senaoana 
Arthur Jarvis Ryan J MacConnell*
Alex Caleb McLaughlin
Nita Chebet Too
Edward Jarvis Jonah Groom
Elliot O'Rourke Peterson
Johannes Parfuri
Thesele Kemane*
Matthew Kumalo 
Maurio Hines*
Foreman Eric Bowden*
Mrs. Mkize
Dominique Natasha Forbes*
Hlabeni Chase Taylor*
Burton Jeffrey Gwaltney*
McRea Thesele Kemane

The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor John DeMain
 Craig Kier (8/18)
Director Tazewell Thompson
Sets & Costumes
Michael John Mitchell
Lighting Robert Wierzel
Anthony Salatino
Hair & Makeup
Anne Ford-Coates
Projected Titles 
Kelley Rourke 
Additional Casting Director
Jen Rudin, CSA 

*Young Artists
**Appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.