co-presented with the Charleston Light Opera Guild
November 2, 3, 9, 10, 7:30 pm
November 4 & 11, 2:00 pm
The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborate to present Ragtime, based on the novel of the same name by E. L. Doctorow. This compelling production of the American experience tracks three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred.
Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301