Theater & Performing Arts

Dark River

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 22 2009

At last, Mary D. Watkins' new opera, DarkRiver, is ready for its world premiere at Oakland Opera Theater. A musical retelling of the history of SNCC (the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) and civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the opera focuses on the Mississippi voter rights struggle of 1964. The collaboration with stage director Darryl V. Jones and CSUEastBay's Musical Theatre Department integrates gospel and jazz elements. At the Oakland Metro Operahouse(630 3rd St., Oakland) Thursday, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m., $28, half price on Thursday. or 510-763-1146

Jason Victor Serinus

Price: $28

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