Event Description

Thornton Wilder (who wrote Our Town) adapted his own play for German composer Paul Hindemith’s 1963 English-language chamber opera. A series of Christmas dinners are celebrated by one family over a period of ninety years, fused into a single, long meal. Hindemith’s expressive music reveals what Wilder called the “mill of time”: a simultaneous view of the past, present and future, allowing us to choose whether to perceive such overlap as misfortune, or consolation, or both at once.

No intermission.


George Cederquist

Music Director

Catherine O’Shaughnessy

Run Time 90 min / Tickets $15 to $40 / Cash Bar Cash Bar

1543 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642
United States
(773) 278-1500