November 11, 2022 at 7:00pm
W.E. Scott Theater
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Fort Worth Opera presents the World premiere of Stand Up! a 45 minute chamber opera at the Scott Theatre on Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm. Composed by Joe Illick, and libretto by Sheran Goodspeed-Keyton, Stand Up! gives the audience a snapshot of the life of South African activist Stephen Biko during Apartheid in the 1960s that segues to a Cultural Studies class in 2022, where a young black student struggles with his own will to speak out. With contemporary, high-spirited music and movement at the forefront of this compelling story, stand up will leave audiences not only applauding but feeling empowered!