Animal Engine Theatre Company presents "Henrietta Solway"

Opera House

Red Cloud Opera House
413 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
United States

Animal Engine Theatre Company presents an original play, Henrietta Solway, commissioned by the National Willa Cather Center, that combines the short fiction and serialized novels of Willa Cather into one epic story. When a tomboy growing up in a small Midwestern town is befriended by a glamorous opera singer with tales of art and culture in the big city, her restless passion is given purpose and the direction of her life is forever changed. Cather works such as “The Treasure of Far Island,” “Tommy the Unsentimental,” “El Dorado: A Kansas Recessional,” and novels A Lost Lady, The Professor’s House, and Lucy Gayheart are woven together and reimagined to tell a story of ambition, sacrifice, and reconciliation.

Programming at the National Willa Cather Center's Red Cloud Opera House is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 

Special thanks to The Lied Center's Arts Across Nebraska program with generous support from the Friends of Lied and the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Endowment Charitable Foundation.

Thank you to Marion and Patricia Arneson for their support of the Red Cloud performance of Henrietta Solway.