Sponsorship Appeal (excerpt)

We wanted to let you know about an exciting new project that we have coming up with Lise Houlton's Minnesota Dance Theater. You may remember that when Ricky Ian Gordon was in town last February for the premiere of The Grapes of Wrath at the Minnesota Opera, we produced a low-key reading of his Orpheus and Euridice — with soprano Norah Long, clarinetist Pat O'Keefe, and music director Mindy Eschedor, as part of our Rough Cuts series. Ricky had won an Obie for Orpheus and Euridice at Lincoln Center, but he was especially touched to see it done here, and urged us toward a full production. Thus began our conversations with MDT, and we are thrilled to announce a full production of the piece at the Pantages April 18-27, 2008.