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Weedpatch Folk Opera

Presented by North Cambridge Family Opera Company at Peabody School, Cambridge MA

Mar 17 - 25 2018
Weedpatch Folk Opera

World premiere opera set in historical dustbowl era migrant camp, with libretto by Grammy winner Bill Harley and music by Paul Phillips. A show for every age, with a talented inter-generational cast from all over greater Boston.

Commissioned by the North Cambridge Family Opera, and set at the historical Weedpatch School, this musical show will inform and please audiences of all ages. The production follows the struggles and triumphs of these migrants (Okies) as they overcome the hostility of the settled Californians. Weedpatch School was built and run by the environmental refugees fleeing the dustbowl (1930-36). This fascinating story is brought to life in this folk inflected and highly accessible opera.

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To purchase tickets please visit:

General admission $12 adults $6 children, or donate at the door.

All performances are at the Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave Cambridge 02140

Performances: Sat 3/17  and Sat. 3/24 at 3pm and 7pm,

Sun 3/18 and Sun. 3/25 at 1pm and 5pm


Contact: 800-838-3006


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Concessions available. Sandwiches at Sunday 5pm shows


Peabody School

70 Rindge Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140


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