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Curator: Black Water presented by Forest Collective

He said he lost control of the car.
She said nothing.
He said he crashed into the black water.
She said nothing.
He managed to swim to safety.
She drowned.

On the evening of July 18, 1969, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy hosted a party in a remote part of Massachusetts. In attendance were only older married men and a group of women in their 20s. At 11:15pm Kennedy left with Mary Jo Kopechne. It was the last time she was seen alive.

Based on the novella by Joyce Carol Oates, Black Water is a one-woman opera by Jeremy Beck exploring the anguished experience through her flashbacks and dreams.

It’s time to hear her story.

Forest Collective presents, as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019
Black Water
Composed by Jeremy Beck

Forest Collective
Danaë Killian - Piano
Kate Bright - Soprano

Saturday 28 September, 7:30pm
Sunday 29 September, 5:00pm
90 minutes with interval 

Tempo Rubato 
34 Breese St, Brunswick 3056
PTV: 5 minute walk from Anstey Station (Upfield Line) or 5 minute walk from 19 Tram stop 26 Albion Street/Sydney Rd

Tickets: $30 F/ $25 Con/ $20 Group 4+
Fringe Earlybird and Fringe Member discounts available

Recommended for mature audiences 15+. Potentially triggering content and themes. 

"As an opera, Black Water is more in the Sondheim vein than Mozart. ... Opera is a hard sell in 'small' theatre; ... . [but] Black Water is one of the best I’ve seen."
– Theatre in London (Canada)

"Black Water ... showcase[s] Beck’s dramatic flair."
- Gramophone Magazine

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.”
- CutCommon