Next up at WEPG:
Vladimir Zelevinsky’s Finale
West End Players Guilds 111th season wraps up with the world premiere of Vladimir Zelevinsky’s Finale, on-stage April 28-May 7 in the theatre at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Boulevard in the Central West End. Based on the life of legendary opera composer Gioachino Rossini, Finale is a brilliantly funny sex-farce; it’s also a movingly sad love story. We meet two astonishingly gifted musical talents — Rossini and singer Isabella Colbran. Their shared passion for music draws them into a passion for each other. Rossini wrote 39 operas (including The Barber of Seville, Othello and William Tell), many of them for performance by his muse and lover, Isabella. Then, at 40, at the very peak of his career – he stopped! In his remaining 40 years he never wrote another opera. No one ever knew why. In Finale, Zelevinsky offers some insightful thoughts on the mystery.
Steve Callahan, who previously directed several Zelevinsky plays on our stage (including The Great Seduction and Cricket on the Hearth) returns to direct Finale. Callahan’s talented cast includes Tim McWhiter as Jack (Rossini); Paula Stoff Dean as Isabella Colbran; Matt Anderson as Dom, Rossini’s manager; and Sadie Harvey as Angel.
Tickets for all performances of Finale are now on sale at www.WestEndPlayers.org/tickets. West End Players Guild employs touchless ticketing, modified socially-distanced seating and encourages indoor masking. For full details on our public health policies, please visit www.WestEndPlayers.org/covid-19-policies/.
Mask-wearing now optional at WEPG
West End Players Guild has revised its Covid-19 policy to make mask-wearing optional in the theatre. Complementary masks will be available at the box office for those who wish to use them. For our complete and current Covid-19 policy, please click here.