Tulsa Opera Presents "Elmer Gantry" This Weekend

Feb 27, 2014

This weekend, Tulsa Opera will continue its current season with the Oklahoma premiere of "Elmer Gantry," a Grammy Award-winning opera by Robert Aldridge. Based on the eponymous novel by Sinclair Lewis and the 1960 motion picture with Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons, this classic piece recounts the rise and fall of a charismatic but unscrupulous thrill-seeker who joins the 1920s Evangelical movement of the American Midwest. "Elmer Gantry" will be staged at Chapman Hall in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Friday the 28th (at 7:30pm) and Sunday the 2nd (at 2:30pm). On this edition of StudioTulsa, we chat with Kristine McIntyre, who's directing this production. To learn more about this opera, including details on its plot as well as ticket availability, please see this page from the Tulsa Opera website.