Terrence McNally Meets Bel Canto - Again

Terrence McNally finds drama backstage at the opera in his newest play, The Golden Age. The action takes place in the Théâtre-Italien in Paris on the evening of the premiere of Vincenzo Bellini's I Puritani. The play will be given its world premiere next season by the Philadelphia Theatre Company, which, after a Philadelphia run, takes it on the road to the Kennedy Center to be part of “Terrence McNally’s Nights at the Opera” Festival.

Opera has been good to McNally and McNally has been good for PTC. The theater company and playwright premiered the Maria Callas-inspired Master Class, which played the Kennedy Center and Broadway and won three Tony Awards.