The book club will meet at Woodland Pattern on Wednesday evenings starting August 31. Each week will feature an exciting sneak peek at arias from the opera, with Q&A opportunities from the stage director William Florescu, local historian John Gurda, the Grammy-winning composer and librettist Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein, and members from the principal cast of Sister Carrie.
Copies of Sister Carrie will be available for sale at Woodland Pattern. Participants receive discounted tickets to the opera, and free admission to other Sister Carrie community engagement events. More details here.
If you have any questions, please call Woodland Pattern at 414-263-5001, or email WP Program Coordinator Michael Wendt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister Carrie tells the tale of a young girl who moves from Waukesha to Chicago at the turn of the 20th century, chasing her dreams of wealth and fame, helped along by men on her path to stardom on the vaudeville stage in New York. Dreiser uses the theme of materialism against the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution—a theme and time period today’s readers will still find relevant.