Shot! Buffalo's Darkest Day
Friday 10th Jun, 2016 → Sunday 12th Jun, 2016
Shea's Performing Arts Center646 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202
The world premiere of a new opera about the assassination of President McKinley in Buffalo at the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. Features a full orchestra, full chorus, HD digital screen technology, projections, supertitles.
Two performances only:
Friday, June 10 at 8:00pm
Sunday, June 12 at 2:30pm
One of the most important moments in the history of Buffalo occurred in September 1901. President William McKinley was shot during his visit to the Pan American Exposition. He died 7 days later of his wounds. For the first time, that fateful week will be dramatized live on stage!
SHOT! by Persis Vehar is a World Premiere Production. Libretto by Gabrielle Vehar from a concept by Valerian Ruminski, SHOT! is a new opera sung in English in two acts, The production includes a full 26 piece orchestra, a 32 person chorus with 18 principal singers, Supertitles in English, Digital Projections of Buffalo History, Set recreations of The Milburn House, Scenes from the Pan American Expo, Historical Costumes from DC Theatricks, International Artists, scene in the Czolgosc Jail Cell, scene with Emma Goldman, songs written about Buffalo in 1901…and more!
No Buffalonian should miss this once in a lifetime presentation that celebrates the history of our town with images, recollections and reenactments of important happenings.More Information Facebook Event Find Prepaid Parking