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Taking Up Serpents
PREMIERE1/11/2019
COMPOSERKamala Sankaram   
LIBRETTISTJerre Dye   
 
Synopsis
In TAKING UP SERPENTS, 25-year-old Kayla is the estranged daughter of a fire-and-brimstone preacher who is dangerously bitten by one of his own snakes. Kayla's journey home forces her to confront her troubled upbringing. With a score showcasing Sankaram's deft stylistic eclecticism and an original story inspired by Dye's roots in the Deep South, Taking Up Serpents calls into question faith, family, and destiny, with shocking results.
MOST PRODUCED SINCE 2000
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This work ranks as the #163 most produced North American title since 2000.
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