Directors’ Salon
Monday, May 20 at 7pm
LAPIS Afghan Restaurant
1847 Columbia Rd NW
Washington DC 20009
Space is Limited – RSVP

Fatemeh Keshavarz, Peabody Award winning scholar of Perisan and Rumi
Parinaz Bahadori, Painter, architect, curator of art for the Iranian American Cultural Center
Timothy Nelson, Artistic Director of the In Series

Engage in a conversation about Rumi, Persian language and art, the curation of history, and the interconnections in the ancient, the operatic, and Handel’s Enlightenment, as well as Q&A and musical performances.
FREE EVENT! Reservations encouraged.
Attendees are invited to arrive between 6-7pm for a drink and to make reservations at the family Afghan restaurant for dinner following the program.

Artist & Community Toast
Saturday, June 1
Linger after the show to meet and toast the stars of “The Tale of Serse.” Admission included in your opening night ticket!

Post-Show Artist/Audience Dialogue
Sunday, June 2

End of the Season Celebration
Sunday, June 9
Join us for a free reception following the final DC performance of THE TALE OF SERSE to celebrate the end of our 2018-2019 season, with Persian desserts and music.

The Tale of Serse

JUNE 1 – 9, 2019 at Atlas – Lang Theatre

George Frideric Handel composed Serse to revolutionize opera so that it would speak to the audiences of his time. In the same way, In Series takes this most vibrant of Handel’s works – complete with its famous “largo” Ombra Mai Fu – and transforms it to captivate our own contemporary audience. From the legends of ancient Persia and steeped in Sufi culture, the pains and pleasures of learning to love are experienced through the magic of this music and a new narration crafted from the poetry of Rumi, one of the most popular poets of all time. With The Tale of Serse, In Series announces the premiere of its own orchestra Innovātiō, to perform this magnetic and visionary score on period instruments under the direction of conductor and adapter Timothy Nelson. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, poetry-narration in English. Special “Adventure Seating” available onstage.

PERFORMANCES at Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat 6/1 at 8pm; Sun 6/2 at 3pm; Sat 6/8 at 8pm; Sun 6/9 at 3pm

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE – Washington, D.C. 20002
Union Station Metro (Red line)
Street & Valet parking available

General: $45;  Seniors (65+): $40;  Young Professional: $25;  Students: $20

PERFORMANCES at Baltimore Theatre Project
Friday, June 14 & Saturday 15 at 8pm
Sunday, June 16 at 3pm

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

General: $30;  Seniors: $25; Students: $20