November 6, 2019, @ 7:00pm
Herberger Theater Center
WHEN IT WASN’T SAFE TO LOVE.
During the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare, communists weren’t the only government targets. Hostility directed toward abolishing “homosexual tendencies” in the government created a world of fear and shame. In Fellow Travelers, a chance encounter between an ambitious college graduate, Timothy Laughlin, and a handsome US State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, results in Laughlin’s first job— and his first love affair. Drawn into a maelstrom of passion and deceit, he struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his “forbidden” love for Fuller. The powerfully compelling production is an ode to the importance of being one’s self and the bravery it takes to stand up to oppression. This moving tale is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon.
Teacher Night at the Opera is reserved specifically for teachers to join us for a final dress rehearsal of our McDougall Red Series. Teachers receive 2 complementary tickets to attend Fellow Travelers and learn what Arizona Opera has to offer for educators and students throughout the season.
- Tickets are first-come-first-serve.
- You will be asked to show your school ID when picking up tickets.
Please submit the webform below, then complete your registration on the following page. You may be asked to create an account. If you have any questions please call Director of Education, Cassie Robel at 602-875-5866.