Thursday, June 12, 500 PM, St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener ON
FAWN OPERA: L'homme et le ciel
L’Homme et le Ciel takes its story from the 2nd century Christian literary text “The Shepherd of Hermas.” Although not considered part of canonical scripture, “The Shepherd” is preserved within several early New Testament codices, indicating its wide readership and popularity amongst 2nd and 3rd century Christian communities.
The story concerns the life of Hermas, a Roman slave in the employ of a rich and beautiful woman, Rhoda. A pious and honourable man, Hermas is nonetheless confronted by a series of visions that force him to come to terms with his transgressions. In his first vision, Hermas' true desires for Rhoda are made known, causing him question if his praise and admiration have fallen to covetousness.
Gregory Finney – Hermas
Larissa Koniuk – Rhoda
Adanya Dunn – Messenger
Amanda Smith – Artistic Director/Resident Stage Director
Patrick Murray – Music Director/Conductor
Production Design by Amanda Smith
Co-Production Design by Dylin North
Projection Design by Brady Bothwell
Makeup Design by Sam Gaudet
Technical Direction by Aaron Mariash