Roderick Usher, the reclusive heir to the Usher fortune, resides with his ill twin sister in their decaying ancestral home. When Roderick’s old friend visits, relationships are tested and secrets are unearthed.
Music by Philip Glass
Libretto by Arthur Yorinks
Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher
is part of Glass@80
– a celebration of acclaimed American composer the composer's 80th birthday year. This new, one-night-only production directed by Septime Webre features singers from the Wolf Trap Opera and dancers from D.C.’s CityDance.
Location: Dock5 at Union Market
Address: 1309 5th St NE, Washington DC 20002
Parking: Free parking in the Union Market lot on 6th Street NE. Point your GPS to 1270 6th Street NE
Metro Access: Red Line to the NoMA-Galludet U stop
Timing: House opens at 7:30 / Performance begins at 8:30 / Running time 90 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: All tickets are $40. Seating is general admission, first-come first-served. (Seats are not chosen during the ticketing process.)
Food: Food and drink available for purchase at the venue
This production of The Fall of the House of Usher is a collaboration between Wolf Trap Opera and Halcyon Stage. For more information about the Halcyon Stage season, visit halcyonstage.org. The Fall of the House of Usher is also part of Wolf Trap Opera’s UNTRAPPED series.