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Glory Denied with Kentucky Opera


Composed by Tom Cipullo
Libretto by Tom Cipullo

A true story, Cipullo’s Glory Denied tells the story of Jim Thompson, the longest serving American prisoner-of-war in history. Imprisoned for 9 horrendous years in Vietnam, Thompson struggled to hold on to life and sanity, while at home his wife fought to manage a home and raise children without a partner and provider. Upon returning to America, instead of a joyous homecoming, he found a world and a family unrecognizable to him. Told through 4 characters, Jim, Older and Youger, and Alyce, Older and Younger, Glory Denied shows us a man and woman torn apart by circumstances no family should ever have to endure.

Chelsea will be playing the role of Younger Alyce.

Earlier Event: November 8
Glory Denied with Kentucky Opera
Later Event: February 14
Le nozze di Figaro with Kentucky Opera