Shadow House Invites You to Its Kick-Off Party
On Sunday, August 14th, the Philadelphia Opera Collective and PhilaLandmarks are throwing a kick-off party and fundraiser at the historic Powel House for their fourth original opera, Shadow House. Meet the show’s artistic team, enjoy live music from members of the Philadelphia Opera Collective, and take in the elegance of Powel House and its garden, all while sipping signature cocktails provided by Tamworth Distilling.
Shadow House is part-opera, part-immersive theatrical event staged in Powel House, the result of a partnership between POC and PhilaLandmarks. Conceived by PhilaLandmarks artist-in-residence and POC lead conceptual creator Brenna Geffers, Shadow House weaves together folk pieces, dance rhythms, accordion music, and opera to tell 11 stories spanning 200 years of time. Foregrounded in this work is the rich history of Powel House. “The stories that are humming around a place like the Powel House cry out to be told. So many people pass through the house, living their lives, and leaving little echoes of their existence behind,” says Geffers.
Shadow House premieres in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival on September 9th. For more upcoming events, check out PhilaLandmarks’ event page.
Shadow House Kick-Off Party
Powel House Garden
244 S 3rd St