Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:30 pm @ 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
18th & Union
1406 18th Ave Seattle
WA 98122
18th & Union
(206) 937-6499

Lowbrow Opera Collective’s inaugural production will be the West coast premiere of a new opera titled #adulting. The story follows four roommates, recently brought together via craigslist, through their first forays into adulthood. Ruth, Tony, Bucket, and Drew come across a lot of challenges – mainly their own lack of practical life skills. The show is equal parts self deprecating humor and a giant middle finger to anyone who says millennials can’t get shit done. Mostly absurd and just a little raunchy, the opera uses a variety of musical styles to portray vignettes of modern lives, from the joy of a first apartment to the horror of a stubborn, mysterious and icky stain you find on the only couch you could afford.

John Ervin Brooks, music

Natalie Stewart Elder, libretto

Stefan Melnyk, additional music and libretto

Austin Nucklos, additional music and libretto

Katie Kelley, director

Christine Oshiki, assistant director

Kat Henwood, costume and set designer

Becca Pauza, stage manager and props designer

Nic Varela, marketing director for Lowbrow Opera Collective

Dr. William Bryant, accompanist

Sam Peters, rehearsal accompanist


Jared White as Drew, Dan the Van Man

Christine Oshiki as Ruth

Eric Angus Jeffords as Tony

Krissy Terwilliger as Bucket

Nic Varela as Couch, Student Debt Monster, Stain, Postmates, Employer, Customer Support, Judge Judy, Executioner, Ghost Billy Mayes, Prospective Roomie #1

Katie Kelley as Siri, Groceries, Other Alarm Clock, Prospective Roomie #2


80 minutes

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