blo.org/fellow-travelers/ Emerson Paramount Center
559 Washington Street
Peter Rothstein directs the New England premiere of composer Gregory Spears and librettist Greg Pierce’s 2016 opera FELLOW TRAVELERS. This political thriller is based on Thomas Mallon’s 2007 historical novel of faith, love and politics during the 1950s McCarthy-era “lavender scare,” when homosexuals were blackmailed and purged from U.S. government positions. In the shadow of anti-Communist hysteria, State Department executive Hawkins “Hawk” Fuller (Jesse Blumberg) seduces Washington transplant Timothy Laughlin (Jesse Darden), and sparks a passionate, furtive romance. Fuller’s friends may—or may not—be keeping his secret from the prying eyes of the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Emerson Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street in Boston’s Theater District. BLO.org