The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is proud to present the work of Australian composer Kevin Purcell in it’s 2014 Festival. The Mapmaker’s Opera is set in Yucatán on the eve of the Mexican Revolution and recounts the poignant story of Diego and Sofia – star-crossed lovers whose fate is sealed by a desperate quest to save two birds. The story takes place in and around Mérida, where local plantation owners ostentatiously enjoy vast wealth amassed from the toil of Mayans who from dawn to nightfall are forced to harvest the prized henequen. Inspired by Flamenco and Mariachi music, the show is certain to delight audiences of all ages.
NYMF is the largest annual musical theatre festival in the country. Each summer the Festival presents productions, concerts, readings and special events in the heart of New York City's Theatre District. NYMF exists as the preeminent launching pad for stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals. The Mapmaker’s Opera will appear in NYMF 2014 on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
For more information about the 2014 Festival visit: www.nymf.org