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This is the Rill Speaking
Chad Sloan: Willy
Lee Hoiby’s one-act opera This Is the Rill Speaking captures the everyday happenings of rural America in all of its glories and shortcomings. One of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson’s seminal early works, This Is the Rill Speaking is of the genre of non-narrative, multi-vocal evocations of the 20th century small town; the genre embodied in works such as Dylan Thomas’sUnder Milkwood, Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology, the stories of Sherwood Anderson, and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Such glimpses of small town quotidian passions and conversations combine to create a touching and resonant picture of life.