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Warren Brown <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 6 May 2014 01:49:02 -0400
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Thanks for the update Pete. 

Only the 2nd link works. Perhaps the sites change their posts.



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Salwen <[log in to unmask]>
To: TWAIN-L <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thu, May 1, 2014 11:54 am
Subject: Operetta "Mark Twain and the General" coming from Eastern Opera of NJ

Anyone heard anything about a new operetta called =E2=80=9CMark Twain & the
General=E2=80=9D? There was an ad for a production later this month in Boun=
d Brook,
NJ, in a double bill with Leoncavallo's Pagliacci:

It runs about 40 minutes; the book, by Jewel Seehaus-Fisher, a New Jersey
playwright, is =E2=80=9Cbased on the historical publishing success initiate=
d by
Mark Twain of the war memoir of Ulysses S. Grant=E2=80=9D=E2=80=94a fine su=
bject that
certainly has the makings of a fine drama. The music is by Robert Butts,
who teaches at Montclair State University and is the artistic director and
conductor for Eastern Opera Company of New Jersey, the Baroque Opera of New
Jersey (which presented this show last year) and some other groups. Read
more about it at

Maybe some Forum members from the area will take in the show and report
back to the rest of us?

-- Pete Salwen

P.S. -- on a separate (non-Twain) subject, if anyone is familiar with NYC's
Crafts on Columbus weekend street fair and would like to sign a petition to
prevent its being closed down, click
more information.