We Are Sons

IMG_7955Photo by Douglas Despres Photography (2008)

Premiere: September 17, 2008
Location: The Zack Box at The Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA)

Music and Libretto by Rudolf Rojahn
Directed by Sally Stunkel

In 1974, Ray Lee Clopas, a newly paroled pedophile, returns to his sleepy South Carolina hometown. His mother attempts to hide her son’s blighted past by forcing him to pose as a Vietnam veteran. As her poorly conceived ruse begins to fall apart Momma decides to cure her son once and for all. With the help of a sweat-drenched minister, the town prostitute, an alcoholic, a doctor, a one-armed coward and others, this black farce explores the nature of guilt and innocence.

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