Event Description

American playwright 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.

Director: 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