|Natalie Barrens||Carolyn Black-Sotir||Michael Langlois||One Book. One City. One Good Read.|
Come join us in the Great Hall on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. as Elisabeth Mehl Greene's chamber opera brings Azar Nafisi's bestselling work to music.
The libretto, co-written with Iranian-American poet Mitra Motlagh, retells Nafisi's experiences teaching Western literature after the Iranian Revolution, first in the classroom, and then in secret to a group of young women students. By reflecting the challenges of her reading group through the prism of Lolita, Gatsby, James, and Austen, Nafisi both paints a picture of the grim realities of Revolutionary Iran and shows how literature provides universal insights into the human condition.