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The Crossing

Knee Plays

February 21 – 22, 2020
Harold Prince Theatre
PLA Presents

This show is currently sold out online. However, please call the Box Office at 215.898.3900 for up-to-date information as additional tickets could become available.

“America’s most astonishing choir” (The New York Times

With “unerring performers, the superb Philadelphia choir The Crossing” (The New Yorker) offers a special programmatic pairing as part of our #GLASSFEST celebration. Philip Glass’ Knee Plays served as interludes in his first opera, Einstein on the Beach, which began a trio of works about men who changed the world with the power of their ideas. Einstein on the Beach was directed by Robert Wilson, who later sought out David Byrne as composer for a new, New Orleans-inspired The Knee Plays for his opera the CIVIL warS. Now, The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally, offers a rare opportunity to experience these connected works on one program.

Production Design Jeff Sugg

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Photo credit: Du Ping Lo