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By Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on Meilhac and Halevy's adaption of Prosper Merimee's "Carmen"
Music by Georges Bizet

Directed by Thomas-Whit Ellis

May 3 through May 11, 2019

(All performances at 7:30 p.m. except for 2:00 p.m. matinee on May 5th. No performance May 6th.)

The John Wright Theatre (Speech Arts Building at Fresno State)

About the play:
As the Second World War rages, parachute maker Carmen Jones wages her own quarrel involving an airman and a boxer. Using the score from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, this adaptation by Oscar Hammerstein II resets the story with an all African-American cast. A Fresno Premiere!